Q: If I haven't been to court since I've been arraigned a year ago shouldn't my case be thrown out by now
A: Not necessarily. Even though a person has been arraigned and some time goes by, that does not automatically mean that the case gets thrown out. Rather what that does do is strengthen the possibility of there being a speedy trial violation, since the State only has a certain amount of time to take your case to trial before there is a presumption of your right to a speedy trial being violated. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to further discuss.
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