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Speedy Trial Rights

The defendant is entitled to a speedy trial.   A more subjective tenet of law cannot be found.  “Speedy” to the layperson and “speedy” to the justice system are two very different concepts.  Typically, my cases are resolved in anywhere from six to eighteen months, depending on the complexity of the case.  In Texas, appellate courts will start to take a harsher look at the length of delay in a criminal case when it approaches eighteen months and the defendant is able to show some “harm” from the delay.

The United States Supreme Court just granted cert on a Speedy Trial issue that may trickle down to Texas law.  See the following article for a more in depth treatment of the case and its posture before the Supreme Court:


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