Aurora, CO asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Colorado

Q: What should happen if the DA did not show up to trial and the judge decided to waive right if speedy trial

Trial was continued 4 times first blood test people didn't show second cop didn't show third blood people didn't show and fourth DA DIDN'T show and my lawyer was late and the judge told me in his own words he is waiving my right to speedy trial not sure how but he will find away. Told my lawyer I want to appeal lawyer forgot to fiel appeal with in time expectations. I want an appeal how do I go about this?

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William C. Head
William C. Head
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA

A: You need a new lawyer, but this one will be looking at your case to see if your previous lawyer was ineffective, in not securing the dismissal for lack of a speedy trial.

Look at Super Lawyers and try to find an attorney who is an expert in attorney malpractice. It may be that the Judge's actions were wrong, but if the first attorney did not address that, then you don't need to be quessing at your legal rights, from this point forward.

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