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What happens to suspects once they are arrested?

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When a person is arrested without a warrant for either a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, that person may not be detained more than 48 hours unless a criminal complaint has been signed by a judge or a judicial determination has been made that justifies the continued detention. The determination by a judge that probable cause exists usually occurs by the signing of a complaint prepared by the city or county attorney, or is based on a sworn affidavit prepared by a peace officer.

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