How Long Can Someone Be Held in Jail without Being Charged with a Crime?

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From what I understand, the laws vary by state for how long someone can be held in jail without being charged with a crime. In some states you can be held for up to 21 days without ever having charges drawn up. People who are being held for questioning can be kept for 48 hours.
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It depends on the law of the jurisdiction. It can be as little as 24 or 48 hours.
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One can spend a long time in jail in the U.S.
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Depends ENTIRELY on where you are in jail.
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Usually 48 hours is the time unless there is some unusual facts. You should have your friend contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. I am in Belleville but have a
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