|HB 0668||Relating to Criminal Procedure|
|Sponsor:||KISSELL||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/22/95 - Referred H Civil and Criminal Law Committee|
HB0668 Kissell, Don et al
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HB 668 -- Criminal Suspect Detention
The bill extends the time a suspect can be held by law enforcement officials before he or she is charged or released. Specifically, the felony suspect can be held 32 hours from the time of the arrest, unless charged with a felony offense by a valid warrant. Under current law, a suspect of a breach of peace or other criminal offense must be released within 20 hours from the time of the arrest. Any violation of the suspect's rights concerning arrest and confinement described in the bill is a misdemeanor.