My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA
My friend was arrested on Saturday January 11th at 8am for a felony, but at the time of arrest he also had a misdemeanor traffic warrant so he was also booked for that.
When he went to court on Tuesday the 14th for the felony the judge ordered that he be released on his own Recognizance and to come back in two months.
But instead of being released he was remanded into custody and sent to Twin Towers jail for the traffic ticket warrant which was included in his initial arrest and bail amount.
I was told by the public defender that they could only hold him for 48 court hours (Monday &Tuesday) by law before they would need to release him from custody and no longer had legal veracity to hold him is this true?
Because he was held in Twin Towers on Tuesday, then Wednesday where they strip searched and demeaned him numerous times, and on Wednesday he was moved to the court loading area but then the deputies told him that the traffic court he had to go to was too far and he was the only one going so they weren't taking him that day.
Then on Wednesday night 11pm he was put in a transport room to be shipped off to Wayside Jail which is part of the LA county jail, but you would need to be sent back to Twin Towers first to be released or even just to be transported to court, so he asked to speak to the Sergeant and/or Watch commander because he was told that the law said that either he was to be released or he definitely would have court in the morning. When he asked this he was left alone in the cell for 1-2 hours, then a deputy came and said so you're the troublemaker? You're going to the hole for 30 days.
Upon hearing this he began to tear up and ask earnestly to speak to the Sergeant or Watch Commander, but was refused, and when he refused to go without speaking to a supervisor he was struck on the back of the head with a flashlight and carried by deputies to the "hole".
The next day Thursday the 16th he was poured water on while in his cell in the "hole" and told he was being brought to court for his traffic warrant, he was brought to court and asked by the court deputy why he didn't show up the previous day he tried to tell the deputy, but the deputy only gave a sour look.
My question is: How long can you be held by law in CA on a warrant such as this (non-DUI), and was all of this legal or not.
Thank You for taking the time to read this