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I posted bail for my sister on 11/3 and she has no warrants or fines and the jail has not released her yet. They keep giving me

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different times my sister will be leased she is still incarcerated. Is there a time limit on when the jail has to release a person?

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Ask what is the hold on her. It could be ICE if she has a status situation. If not that is really unusual.


As noted by my esteemed colleague, is it possible that she has a problem with immigration. You may be able to call the jail and find out the problem. Meanwhile hire an attorney as soon as possible.

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There could be a warrant you don't know about. There could be a bail source hearing. There could be a mistake.


It seems like one a few things is happening. Either she has an ICE (immigration) detainer logged against her or she has another active warrant which they have not informed you of yet or they could potential be seeking a bail source hearing to determine where exactly the bail money came from. I would seek the advice of an attorney if the jail is still giving you the run around


Unless there is an ICE hold it would appear they are unlawfully holding her.

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