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


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.
One can spend a long time in jail in the U.S.
Depends ENTIRELY on where you are in jail.
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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