I have been in jail for a long time and the trial is still going on. What are my options?
If you have been jail for too long and not been released on bail, your options are:
- You have a right to be considered for release if your crime was tried by a Magistrate and the trial has not concluded 60 days after the investigation has begun.
- If you have spent the maximum jail time that could have been imposed on you as per the law for the crime you committed.
- If you have been in jail for one half of the maximum jail time that could have been imposed on you, thecourt can still send you back to jail or release you on a bond (with or without sureties).
However, neither of these rules apply if you are accused of a crime attracting death punishment.
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