What is the formal legal definition of 'imprisoned'?
03/26/2009 - Category:Criminal - Sentences - State: AZ #15773
What is the formal legal definition of 'imprisoned'? Is being held in a jail (charges dismissed)different than being imprisoned?
In rare instances, persons not charged with a crime may be detained, or ordered to post bond. A material witness is subject to arrest and federal release and detention laws it is shown that a subpoena is not sufficient to secure the person's presence in court. A defendant who was released prior to trial on his or her own recognizance may, if convicted, be required to post a bond during the appeal process or pending sentencing. A court may also determine detention is required. Release is generally appropriate in cases where no sentence of imprisonment is likely, if acquittal or a motion for a new trial is likely, or where the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that a person is not likely to flee or pose a danger.
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Please see Title 13, Chapter 7 of the Arizona statutes at
03/26/2009 - Category: Sentences - State: AZ #15773
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