my son is being held in brazoria county(texas) jail because he has a warrant out of harris county tx, it has been 2 days and they have not picked him up, how long can brazoria hold him before they have to let him go? he has a bond but we are have gotten different information about the him getting released from 48 hours to 10 days, does anyone know?
Criminal Defense Attorney
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Under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the Harris County Sheriff or his representative has ten (10) days to come to Brazoria County to get your son and take him before a Harris County judge. If he has not done so by the eleventh (11th) day after the arrest, Brazoria County must release your son without bond.
Once he was arrested, he was supposed to have been taken before a Brazoria County judge, and the judge is then supposed to notify Harris County that he has custody of your son. Whether or not that happens, though, Brazoria county has to release him if he has not been moved to Harris County and taken before a judge there by the end of the tenth day.
Juvenile Law Attorney
The previous answer is 100% accurate. As a side note, Brazoria county is very slow about doing anything.