My husband is currently in Montgomery county, PA jail waiting to get a court date to see the judge for a detainer. He was arrested in Philadelphia and the case was finally resolved and all charges were thrown out this past Friday. It is now Thursday almost a week later and he still does not have a court date. We were told he will more than likely be released at the court date but yet they haven’t given him one yet. Would filing a motion to lift the detainer speed this process up or is it just a waiting game now?
It is very possible that he already has a date. If his attorney knows that his case was withdrawn, he/she will schedule to have his VOP hearing be heard by the judge. If he does not have any other technical violations, he should be released.
Contact a local Philly attorney to look at it to see if it is worth it. Give him or her all of the facts. I usually look at the docket and call the probation officer to see how bad it is. Filing such a motion could have an number of results including, his being released, his being released to a program, having an earlier hearing, or, nothing at all. It is a gamble, but a good attorney will tell you if it is worth filing.
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