Q: My fiancee has been on a probation hold for almost 6 weeks now.how long can hold her without a charge being filled
She was arrested for a probation violation a so called dirty urine test which was bull..the probation officer hasn't even filed any charges yet and is just keeping her there without letting her know anything...can they just do that?
A: Re-ask this in criminal law. This probate section is mainly for deceased people related questions. You should be able to get an answer in the criminal section.
A: This is a question from criminal law, not probate. However, no they can't just hold somebody without a hearing after a certain amount of time has lapsed. It's not that simple however. When there is a probation violation, then the defendant can be held until a hearing on the bond but the DA may ask the judge to deny her a bond. If she disputes the test is dirty then her attorney can request a sample and conduct an indpendent analysis. In short, she needs a criminal defense attorney to handle these matters or she will be caught up in the system. She has rights but she needs a criminal defense attorney to start making moves on her behalf. If you need a criminal defense attorney then give me a shout at 713-444-8506.
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