How long can a person be held on a warrant if the issuing state does not extradite?

My friend was arrested 4 days ago. I posted his bail the next day but they are still holding him because he has a warrant in another state.

Asked on July 7, 2014 under Criminal Law, Georgia


Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

if he waives an extradition hearing, the State where he warranted from will have 30 days to come get him before he is released. If he believes it is a mistake or it is not him, he is entitled to an extradition hearing.  

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