Caspian, MI asked in Uncategorized for Michigan

Q: On my first date i ask for a fast speedy trial and they deniled me bc they said i wasnt incarcerated long enough

I was my own lawyer i have i Misdemeanor and a domestic assult that i did not do

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: What is your question? Speedy Trial is far more complex than what most people believe. Generally, it may entitle you to release pending trial on your own recognizance. The 6-month rule a lot of people refer to really only applies to people awaiting trial who are also MDOC prisoners, and even then there are massive loopholes.

While I admire your resolve to represent yourself, you probably would have benefited from having an attorney who knows the rules and procedures.

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