Q: has my son's riggt to speedy trial been violated?
hw has been detained for over 1 year and has not had even a pretrial hearing and the federal prosecuter has pushed his clouer date back thrwe times and now its feb. he told my sons att. he had bigger fish to fry and i quote.
A: If you waive your right to a speedy trial then the set trial date is proper. However, the AUSA can only in rare circumstances cause the trial to be delayed. You would have to object or move for a dismissal to preserve your objection. The specifics of the situation would have to be examined.
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