Asked in Criminal Law for Idaho

Q: Should I sign my rights away for a speedy trial if it's been two years since I got charged

I got pulled over with my ex almost two years ago when we got stopped the cops found methamphetamines in the vehicle which was owned and driven by him. He told the cops everything in the car was mine. I've taken it to trial and have trial in a month. My attorney is now wanting me sign a waiver waving my right to a speedy trial. I don't know whether or not to sign it.

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: It doesn't matter if you sign the Waiver of Speedy Trial or not. The Idaho Supreme Court has just issued a new Order which says that NO JURY TRIAL SHALL COMMENCE UNTIL DECEMBER, 2021, anyway. So, if you do sign it, your trial will probably be held in April. If you don't sign it, your trial will be held in January. Good luck!

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