How long can an inmate be held in county jail on a bench warrant without going to court?

Asked on July 20, 2012 under Criminal Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unless a writ of "habeus corpus" is issued by the court for the inmate's release, the inmate can remain in jail without going to court indefinitely. This being the case in your matter, I suggest that a criminal defense attorney (private or appointed public defender) be consulted to assist you in your matter to see about getting a first appearance in court for you or your release.

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