Clarifications To 48-hour Bond Hearing Requirement
Current law requires an individual who is in jail to be brought before a judge for a bond hearing within 48 hours of arriving at the jail. The bill clarifies the circumstances when the 48-hour requirement does not apply when the individual is unable to attend court. The bill also clarifies that the 48-hour requirement applies regardless of whether:
- The individual is held in custody in a jurisdiction other than the one that issues the arrest warrant; or
- Money bond was previously set ex parte.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)