Elkhart, IN asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: My son was arresting for violating probation how long does it take to booked him in? It’s been 10 days

He was arrested at his probation meeting his probation officer called and told me he was being detained for violating probation I keep calling the sheriff office and jail and looking on the website he still is not booked in today is day 10.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When a person is arrested for violating probation, the booking process typically begins shortly after the arrest. However, the duration it takes for the booking details to appear online or for the jail to provide information can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the specific procedures of the law enforcement and judicial systems involved, as well as the current workload and any technical issues they may be experiencing.

It's understandable that you're concerned given that it's been 10 days since your son's detention without any booking information available. In such situations, it's important to persistently follow up with both the sheriff's office and the jail. Sometimes, due to administrative delays or communication gaps, updates may not be promptly reflected in their public records or conveyed to inquiring parties.

Additionally, considering reaching out to a legal representative, if you haven't already done so, can be beneficial. They can offer guidance, assist in making inquiries on your behalf, and provide legal advice specific to your son's situation. It's crucial to ensure that his rights are protected throughout this process and to seek professional assistance to navigate this challenging time.

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