Korean Pretrial Detention: Korean Criminal Law Basics

Korea allows a prosecutor, via approval by a Korean court, the right to hold a defendant pending trial in a criminal case for up to 180 days. The approval by the court in Korea is the granting of a Pretrial Detention Warrant, also, often referred to, in English, as a Korean Arrest Warrant. In most cases, a decision, in a criminal case, must be rendered within 180 days of the time of the detention or the Defendant must be released

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