Unlawful detainer Tenant answers

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Hello fellow BP users. I have served my Tenant with an unlawful detainer and complaint last Friday. They have a 5 day period to answer and I believe today (Wednesday) would be considered day 5. There are not any holidays or court holidays that would prolong the 5 days but my question is if Saturday and Sunday count as part of the 5 days being that it was served Friday evening? Any help on this would be great. I do not want to jump the gun and be a day or days early on filing further paperwork. Thank you Regards, Chad

I'm not familiar with California law. I search Google and found the following. It speaks about a three day waiting rather than a 5-day waiting. Not sure which is correct. I hope this helps you somehow.

It's from a state court site. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.courts.ca.gov/partners/documents/lthandouts.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjF09yEiZjcAhWlct8KHb4XB34QFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw273JCuBUJ6doVbRV0iBU4q