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How long can they hold him in jail before being released if the other county doesn't pick him up?

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Ok, so he's been in county jail in Hillsborough for over a month now. On Thursday (April 23rd) he was release to Polk County. It has been been 10 days and Polk still has not picked him up. They have been notified of it. How long does Polk have to pick him up before he is released? Rumor is 10days (which is today) but I'm trying to find a definite answer. Thanks.

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Filed under: Criminal defense
Attorney answers 2


There is no statute that dictates how quickly another county must pick up an inmate being held in another county. You should hire a Polk County attorney and have him try to expedite the situation; or work out the situation.


Richard is correct about a statute, but some counties have policies that will only keep a defendant so long, such as 10 days. Check with the Hillsborough jail what that policy is. Still, it doesn't mean they will let him out just because so much time has passed. There may be other issues as well. Also, you should hire an attorney in Polk County to help you remedy the situation.



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