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Will they keep my daughter in jail? If she turns herself in?

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Will they keep my daughter in jail? If she turns herself in?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello again,
I can't guarantee that they will release your daughter. She did flee the scene, so if she turns herself in, they may hold her until someone can bail her out or until she comes before the judge and gets released. What will happen is entirely at the discretion of the police and their feelings as to whether or not she is a flight risk.
If she turns herself in, she has to be aware that they can keep her, and she should have money and family available to come bail her out if necessary.