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How long can someone be held in jail without any charges being filed

Valdosta, GA |

person has been incarcerated for four days and has not been arrainged; he does not currently have charges filed aginst him in that county he allegedly is being held for charges from another county; how long can he be held without any charges being filed against him for the county he is incarcerated in?

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  1. Generally a person must be brought before a magistrate within 72 hours of an arrest. If there is no pending charge of legitimate legal hold on a person, they need immediate legal help. An attorney can hire a petition for Habeas Corpus.

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