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How long can you be held without arraignment?

Been in jail 1 month and haven't seen a judge or been formally charged. No bond has been set yet. How long can they be held?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    In Michigan they have to charge you within 72 hours or they must release you.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 10/29/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    You should have seen a judge by now. Normally people who are arrested are brought before a judge within 48 to 72 hours not including weekends and holidays. I strongly suggest that you or your family contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your arrest. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 10/28/2013
    Edward J. Blum | Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    3699 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 479-5322
    72 hours for a criminal hold before arraignment.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 10/28/2013
    Maurice Ross | Barton Barton & Plotkin
    420 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10170
    (973) 896-7190
    Something is terribly wrong. You should see a judge within 24 hours in New York.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 10/28/2013
    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    Under most circumstances you should have been arraigned within two to three days. I would hire an attorney immediately to look into the matter as to why you have not been charged or arraigned.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 10/28/2013
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