The DA needs to indict or hold a preliminary hearing on a felony matter within 120 or 144 hours if a weekend comes into play. Misdemeanors can be held longer if the accusatory is sufficient, but reasonable must be set. I presume you are referring to the felony. If the defendant or his attorney waived the preliminary hearing or indictment then he/she could be held until disposition but the attorney can request reasonable bail. If the person has the appearance of two or more felonies then only a county court Judge can set bail. Hope this information helps and feel free to call if you have any specific questions resulting here from.
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