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Federal Crimes

What happens if a loved one or a friend is detained for federal crime charges?

Rule 5. Initial Appearance

(1)  Appearance Upon an Arrest.

       (A)  A person making an arrest within the United States must take the defendant without unnecessary delay before a magistrate judge, or before a state or local judicial  officer as Rule 5(c) provides, unless a statute provides otherwise.


       (B)  A person making an arrest outside the United States must take the defendant without unnecessary delay before a magistrate judge, unless a  statute provides otherwise.


 (2) Exceptions.  

 

       (A) An officer making an arrest under a warrant issued upon a  complaint charging solely a violation of 18 U.S.C. §1073 need not comply with this rule if:
                     (i) the person arrested is transferred without unnecessary delay to the custody of appropriate state or local authorities in the district of arrest; and
                    (ii) an attorney for the government moves promptly, in the district where the warrant was issued, to dismiss the complaint.