In Jail | Charges or Release | A Criminal Defense Lawyer |Attorney’s Perspective on the 72 Hour Rule. Once a person is arrested, taken to jail and has the probable cause to arrest them reviewed by an independent judge within 48 hours, the local prosecuting attorney’s office must decide whether they want to file a…

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Arrest, Jail and Bail: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Perspective In order to arrest someone, a police officer must first find probable cause and have the right to arrest you.  If this happens, a judge will have a hearing, generally at or in the jail to determine whether the officer’s determination of probable cause was legitimate. …

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