What does Detention mean in court?

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asked Jun 10 in Law/Ethics by Darkhorseman (980 points)
What does Detention mean in court?

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answered Jun 10 by Vivian232 (2,720 points)
In court Detention means the lawfully keeping someone in custody in Jail against their will.

When a court decides to detain you and remand you into custody following sentencing it means the judge will order that you be taken into custody and held in jail with your bail revoked or no bail at all.

You are then detained in court until you're sentencing date.

Detention in law is the process whereby a state or private citizen lawfully holds a person by removing their freedom or liberty at that time.

This can be due to (pending) criminal charges preferred against the individual pursuant to a prosecution or to protect a person or property.

Detention Hearings or Detained Hearings are a court hearing where the Judge discusses your bail if you are to have bail or to decide if no bail will be set and you'll be kept detained in jail until your sentencing date.

In some cases if you're convicted then you'll be remanded into custody and have your current bail revoked and you'll remain in jail until sentencing.

This is done to protect society or even because the person may skip the country as in being a flight risk.

A detained hearing in court is like a bail hearing.

The detained hearing or detention hearing which is also known as a pretrial detention hearing in federal court is much like a bail hearing in state court.

The detained hearing or pretrial detention hearing is a hearing at which the court determines whether to detain the defendant without bail.

During the detained hearing the judge will decide if bail is gonna be an option or not and if so the judge will set bail.

In some cases in court especially if you're already convicted then you'll usually be detained in court and taken to jail which is known as remanded into custody.

So if a jury convicts you of a serious crime such as murder or robbery etc then you won't be going home after coming to court if you were at home before then.

The judge will order that you be remanded into custody and the Sheriff will arrest you in court and take you to jail.

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