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How does the arraignment process usually work?

What's the basic process once you've been arrested for something? How long do cops have to file charges and how long can they keep me in holding?

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    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    39300 Civic Center Drive #110
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 792-5110
    You can not be kept in jail more than 2 work days after arrest. You need a lawyer to represent you in court, private or public defender.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/4/2013
    Phil Hache | Law Offices of Phil Hache
    15303 Ventura Blvd., 9th Floor, Suite 900
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (818) 336-1384
    The filing deadline depends on the crime and whether you are being charged as a misdemeanor or felony. What are you being charged with? I assume you are no longer in custody since you are posting this email. Did you post bail? or get released on O.R.? Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your situation in more detail.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Mark Thiessen | Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    1017 Heights Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77008
    (713) 428-2322
    72 hours in holding without charges. And then unlimited until the case is resolved. 2 years from date of incident or outcry to file charges.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    Arraignment is the process of officially notifying someone of their charge.

    It is often waived if the person has a lawyer.

    You can be held until you make bond or the case is disposed. The cops file charges within 48 hours generally but you can be charged up until the time the statute of limitations runs out.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Terry Nelson | Nelson & Lawless
    2134 Main St., #130
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (714) 960-7584
    Work? You must be brought to court for arraignment within three court days.

    You plead either guilty and be sentenced in accordance with the law, or plead not guilty and set future hearings and trial.

    No amount of free 'tips and hints' from here or elsewhere are going to effectively help in a legal defense.

    If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney who does, who will try to get a dismissal, charge reduction, diversion, programs, or other decent outcome through motions, plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate.

    If serious about hiring counsel to help in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me. I'll be happy to help fight and get the best outcome possible, using whatever defenses and sympathies there may be.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 2/27/2013
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