I was in a domestic violence situation. The cop told the person that abused me that he won't be released from jail until seen by a judge. Does that mean he has to wait the few weeks until our actual court date or does he see a judge before then? I'll be saying my part of the story and getting an order of protection on him (we have a daughter together).
Do I have to worry about him getting out of jail before our official court date?
Most Helpful Guy
Last time I was arrested (ah the good old days, I miss my 20's) they had 2 days to charge me with something. Usually in the paperwork there will be a court date and bail is set (mine was 2 months later, you must live in an efficient county). Now I could have went with a bail bondsman but those are a waste of money (you permanently lose 10% of the total bail set) if you don't mind the free room and board. In short if he posts bail he's out in a few days. Other than that unless he gets life w/o parole (unlikely, unless he killed you or tried to very hard) he will get out sooner or later. If he's one to hold a grudge that protection order is literally a paper shield, and won't do a thing if he doesn't care about jail (less effective if you already know the drill, why most cons end up going back, the fear of the unknown is no longer a factor). If I were you I'd disappear out of state just to be safe, very few will try to hunt you down to the point you need the something like the WPP.
Most Helpful Girl
It depends. Generally after an arrest he'll be arraigned - where he's informed of the charges and has to enter a plea of guilty/not guilty. At that point depending on the charge, plea, previous convictions or social circumstance he could be given bail to be released while waiting for the actual trial or sentancing hearing to come around