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(1) a hearing held as speedily as possible at which the defendant is present and represented by counsel; and
If a hearing is not held within a reasonable time, your wife's attorney can file a motion for hearing or release from custody. As to what would constitute a "reasonable time" under these circumstances, it's hard to say. I would be getting antsy already (as it seems you are) and pressing for a hearing.