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In Wisconsin is there a limit on detaining someone, without charges Release

Discussion in 'Probation, Parole, Incarceration' started by AshleyA, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. AshleyA

    AshleyA Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My cousin has been "arrested" and in jail since April 2, 2014 and it is now April 4, 2014 but yet has no charges, I have contacted the district attorney and they do not have charges yet. So my question is how long are they legally able to keep him without charges?!
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I suggest you retain an attorney to represent your cousin, because the authorities tend NOT to care what an individual citizen thinks.

    As far as the precise reason for your cousin's detention, you just don't know.

    Your cousin could be in the hoosegow as a material witness, and not a suspect or defendant.

    Your cousin could be in protective custody for many reasons.

    Again, there is no way to know (without an attorney intervening) until your cousin appears in open court.

    That usually happens after 48 to 72 hours has elapsed (in most jurisdictions, weekends and holidays notwithstanding).

    You can also ask a bail bonding agency to inquire as to his charges and availability to be bailed out.

    That answer should be readily forthcoming within minutes.






    Here is some information you might wish to read:


    http://www.wisspd.org/htm/ATPracGuides/Training/ProgMaterials/AtoZ08/PretrialEMMad.pdf



    http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1940&context=mulr




    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/968/255
     
  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    Does your cousin not have any idea as to why he was "arrested" & in jail? If not, he should find out soon though.
     

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