North Myrtle Beach, SC asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: How long can one county hold someone they picked up for a misdemeanor warrant in another county?

Police came to my house and looking for my husband and arrested him with a property damage warrant from the county 2 1/2 hours away. How long does the other county have to pick him up until he has to be released?

Also, will he be released with a fine when he sees the judge when he gets to the other county or will they keep him?

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Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Summerville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: In normal circumstances he cannot be held for more than 24 hours before being picked up or a bond being set. That is assuming that this is the first time that he is being arrested and this is not an arrest on a bench warrant.

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