Crime & Law Enforcement Issues & Death Penalty/Violation of probation

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A friend of mine got arrested for driving on a suspended license. When he went to court he had the option to serve time or work release, he chose work release. On his first day of work release he was arrested due to a warrant from another county for violation of probation.. He was on a 3 mth probation mail in status 6 months prior so he assumed his probation was done. He is serving time currently in the county he got pulled over in which online it says sentenced to 42 days. This charge has deemed him as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Looking online it says this charge is a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable by no more than 60 day in the county jail. After 42 days how long does the other county have to come get him? He said more than likely when the other county picks him up he will get a bond or get out with time served. Is this usually the case?

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Jenna,

Your friend is correct.  That should be the case.  He will be held on detainer for the other county to pick him up. If the other county does not pick him up he will be released.  The time frame differs and sometimes it is not unusual for weeks or even months to go by before a release is completed.  Your understanding of the process and timeline seems accurate though.

Jeff  

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