Papillion, NE asked in Domestic Violence for Nebraska

Q: Arrested 11 Feb 20 for domestic violence in Nebraska, Douglas county. Not been to trial yet. Has STA been vIolate?

This is my son. Trial set for around middle of Sept 2020. Has 16th amendment right to speedy trial been violated?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: There are a lot of things, including certain motions filed by defense counsel, that toll or waive speedy trial, as well as some special issues related to closures due to Covid-19. You would need to have an attorney review his file to see if his rights under speedy trial were violated or not. If they were, you may have a good chance of getting the charges dismissed.

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