Criminal Defense Attorney Anastasia Tramontozzi explains the 48-hour rule as it applies to assault on a female charges. Many people think that when they are charged with assault on a female there is a mandatory 48-hour cooling-off period, and they will spend that time in jail. This used to be true but is no longer the case. When charged with assault on a female, you have a Constitutional right to go before the first available judge within that 48-hour timeframe. So, if you’ve been charged with assault on a female, consult with one of our attorneys and bring your bond paperwork. Make sure your rights have been respected.