Summerville, SC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: How long can someone sit in jail awaiting trial in sc

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: There is no set time, someone can sit for as long as the State takes to call the case to court. The only ways to speed up the process is for him/her to file a motion for a speedy trial or often times filing a motion for a bond reduction due to an unreasonably long pretrial incarceration can help move things along. The best advice I have is for that person to talk to an attorney because every case is different and what might work for one case could be a bad idea for another.

Disclaimer: I am not your attorney, my comments above are meant to be taken as general knowledge of the court system. I suggest you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area before taking any action.

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