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What is the time frame to be arraign on the information

Fresno, CA |
Filed under: Criminal defense

can a person be release from jail without being arraign and given a court date a month later

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The information is a charging document filed in a felony case after the defendant is held to answer at a preliminary hearing.

According to Penal Code 1381(a)(1), the information must be filed within fifteen days of the date the defendant is held to answer.

However, the law does not state when the defendant must be arraigned on the information. The defendant must be arraigned within a reasonable period of time.... and thirty days is probably reasonable if the defendant is out of custody.

Please understand that this is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer and does not create an attorney/client relationship. It's impossible to give detailed, accurate advice based on a few sentences on a website (and you shouldn't provide too much specific information about your legal matter on a public forum like this site, anyway). You should always seek advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction who can give you an informed opinion after reviewing all of the relevant information.

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