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How long can an inmate be held in a county jail before being sentenced?

Mariposa, CA |

he had a violation and has spent the time for that. he has been sitting in the county jail for 2 months now on dead time, waiting to go to a drug program which they now say he cant and r going to try to send him to prison? so how long can they hold him before they actually do something so he can get stuff going?

a parole violation. yes the court has charged him with possesion of less than a tenth of a gram of methanphediamines. the court told him he could go to the delancy house if accepted. he was accepted now the judge is saying that he may not get to go and may send him to trial and possibly 8 years in prison. hope this helps you answer my question. i would ask his lawyer but he dosent want to answer questions or help with anything.

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  1. A violation for what? Parole? Probation? Who is "they" that is trying to send him to prison? Does he have new charges? Has he been convicted in the new case?

    With the confusing facts you've provided, it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer. His attorney would have all of the information and is in a much better position to answer any questions.

    There are certain time periods for the courts to take action, but it depends on whether the case is a felony or a misdemeanor, and the stage of the case -- whether it is before a trial date, or after a conviction. If he hasn't been convicted yet, then he can't be sentenced yet. If he HAS been convicted of a felony, he has the right to be sentenced within 20 court days of the verdict or plea.

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