how long can they hold you without bond

they held my brother 5 days before they brought him in front of a judge

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Criminal Law, Mississippi

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

That is not a lot of time.  It is based on the court docket, what you mean by in front of judge, whether he already plead before, whether he was assigned counsel, etc.

 

   
 
 

§ 99-1-5. Time limitation on prosecutions.

 
 
 
 

   
 
 

The passage of time shall never bar prosecution against any person for the offenses of murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, arson, burglary, forgery, counterfeiting, robbery, larceny, rape, embezzlement, obtaining money or property under false pretenses or by fraud, felonious abuse or battery of a child as described in Section 97-5-39, touching or handling a child for lustful purposes as described in Section 97-5-23, sexual battery of a child as described in Section 97-3-95(1)(c), (d) or (2), or exploitation of children as described in Section 97-5-33. A person shall not be prosecuted for conspiracy, as described in Section 97-1-1, or for felonious assistance program fraud, as described in Section 97-19-71, unless the prosecution for such offense be commenced within five (5) years next after the commission thereof. A person shall not be prosecuted for any other offense not listed in this section unless the prosecution for such offense be commenced within two (2) years next after the commission thereof. Nothing contained in this section shall bar any prosecution against any person who shall abscond or flee from justice, or shall absent himself from this state or out of the jurisdiction of the court, or so conduct himself that he cannot be found by the officers of the law, or that process cannot be served upon him. 

 
 
 
 

§ 99-15-15. Appointment of counsel for indigents.

 
 
 
 

   
 
 

When any person shall be charged with a felony, misdemeanor punishable by confinement for ninety (90) days or more, or commission of an act of delinquency, the court or the judge in vacation, being satisfied that such person is an indigent person and is unable to employ counsel, may, in the discretion of the court, appoint counsel to defend him. 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 

Such appointed counsel shall have free access to the accused who shall have process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his favor. 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 

The accused shall have such representation available at every critical stage of the proceeding against him where a substantial right may be affected. 

 
 

 


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