Q: My brother has been locked up for 9 months. Hasn't been indicted yet. Court date is in Sept. What happens after his 270?
I'm in a different state. Just looking for any help I can get.
The speedy trial right needs to be invoked by the defendant (your brother) and hopefully already was invoked at the time of his initial appearance. However, it is routine in certain counties for a defendant to wait beyond 270 days to obtain a trial.
Depending on his charges, he could ask for bond to be given or lowered, depending on certain circumstances like his charges, risk of flight, and level of perceived danger to the community. I would contact an attorney in Mississippi to discuss this further.
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