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When someone is accused of rape and arrested then all of the physical evidence says the person is not guilty how long can the accused be held in jail in Texas?
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Nisha Jones
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Was the accused issued a bond?

If the bond amount has been paid, then the individual should be released from jail custody now.

Aside from that, the person would be released once one of the following occurs:

(1.) they are found not guilty at trial, OR

(2.) the prosecutor dismisses the charge against him.

Even if the evidence points to innocence, one of the above two still needs to occur before the defendant is released from custody (if a bond has not been issued or paid) or before the case is officially closed.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
A bond was issued, it was not paid. The accused has yet to go to trial. His arrest was 3 years ago. This is the first time anyone has given me any information as to why my son is still being held in the Tyler County Justice Center in Woodville, Texas. His court appointed attorney never would communicate with him. The attorney quit showing up at court hearings. We are open to suggestions to get an attorney to help my son.

I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm not sure why his trial is being delayed this long.

Yes, he should look into hiring a new attorney.

You can get a referral for a pro bono criminal defense attorney in his area if you contact the Texas State Bar.

The phone number is:

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I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. It is much needed information. Living in Wyoming trying to answer from Texas has been very frustrating.

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