My mother was not set a court date after being released. How long do the prosecution have to hold the charge before going to trial?
Personal Injury Lawyer
There is no time limit, and they may be conducting further investigations, including (if the child is school age) interviews of the child at school, and interviews of teachers, counselors and others who are in frequent contact with the child. She should immediately retain a criminal defense attorney. Child cruelty cases are taken very seriously, and will often result in felony charges. Your mother needs to get ahead of this matter and not wait.