Miamisburg, OH asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: I have a dv felony 4 charge. I read that they have 270 days to bring me to trial. It's been almost 2 years. Can they do

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The speedy trial clock is like the clock at a basketball game. 270 days, 90 if you are incarcerated awaiting trial. Seems speedy. But it pauses for every defense request and was paused in many cases for COVID-19 and pauses for this and pauses for that. A lawyer needs to sit down and go through your docket to determine whether time has expired. But it is not likely.

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