How long can Walker County, Georgia hold a detainee for extradition to another state – Georgia Criminal Law Questions and Answers


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How long can Walker County, Georgia hold an inmate?

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A: A county jail can hold an inmate for another state for up to 30 days by what is called a gubernatorial warrant of the other state. If the other state has not picked up the inmate within this time limit, he should be released. If not, you may need a lawyer to oppose further detention and arrange for their release. However, states usually pick someone up within 10 to 15 days of pickup. This is the most common time they have to wait. You should also know that a lawyer can also apply for an extradition bond that will allow the accused to be released – and then return to the state alone to answer the charges. Highly qualified criminal defense lawyers know how to deal with such guarantees.

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