Q: what is the typical procedure when someone is in jail for simple assault charges but cannot post bail & has court 5/19
What happens at the court appearance? How long can he be in jail for?
A: If they can't post bail the sherrifs will take them to court. It does depend on the court listing and/or the status of the case. Many counties are still usimg video conferencing to handle court proceedings for inmates. His attorney could apply for a bail modification if nothing else is holding him. You should make aure he is working with an attorney to best plan his path.
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