How long can a person be held in county jail, without a bond hearing, once being indicted?

Asked over 1 year ago - Columbus, OH

Arrested on a Monday, bond hearing on Tuesday. Remained in jail b/c family didn't have money to bond out. New hearing 10 days later to have case dismissed and moved to another court. Direct indictment at the dismissal but no new bond hearing date set.

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  1. Christopher Lee Beck


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    Answered . He most likely won't get a new bond hearing unless his attorney requests one. Once a person is arrested the State has 14 days to bring him to preliminary hearing (judge determines if they have enough to charge him) or grand jury. Keep in mind that just because a jury indicts or judge finds enough evidence to charge does not mean he will be convicted. After arrest the initial appearance is typically done in Municipal Court and stays in municipal court until preliminary hearing or indictment. The Judge will set the original bond pursuant to their bond schedule. If a person is indicted by grand jury or bound over from preliminary hearing the case is transferred to the Common Pleas Court. The next step after that is the court will hold an arraignment usually within a week after the indictment. The Arraigning judge will most likely continue the bond unless the attorney can get a bond reduction. This is why it is very important to get this person an attorney asap so they can start working on the case and bond. Good luck.

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  2. Sami Ziad Azhari


    Contributor Level 8

    Answered . If he has been indicted it means he has been formally charged. If he is not bonded out, he will remain in custody until after a trial or a dismissal.

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