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Hi, my friend was arrested and had a hearing yesterday. Today,

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Hi, my friend was arrested and had a hearing yesterday. Today, I looked for him in the California Inmate Locator, and under "Next Hearings" it said 05/11/2014 and PROTECTIVE ORDER CNTRL DATE ....Does that mean my friend will be in jail until then?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
No, that does not mean he will be in jail until then, it means that the hearing on review of the protective order is set on that date. As far as any sentencing you need to actually check with the court because if a protective order was issued, he would have been released as a protective order is not needed if someone is going to be held in jail.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So, just to be clear..... he's out of jail? Than why is the rest of the information I got from the locator the same as it was yesterday? Doesn't he no longer qualify as an inmate?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
The notation you mentioned from the computer is not about any jail sentence, it is about a protective order review hearing. Generally, there is no protective order required if someone is in jail. This is why I said the only way to find his actual status is through the clerk of the court because the information in the system says nothing about his incarceration status.
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