Peoria, IL asked in Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: How do i compute my days in regards to 160 day speedy trial law in illinois criminal cases

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James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and codified under Illinois law in 725 ILCS 5/103-5. The clock on a speedy trial demand starts when you make a written demand. If you are not in custody, once you make a speedy trial demand in writing, you must be brought to trial within 160 days. If you are in custody, you must be brought to trial within 120 days. You cannot agree to any delays during the period of time following your demand for a speedy trial. If a delay is caused by you, the clock is tolled.

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