Q: My question is about speedy trial.
My significant other and I were arrested on August 8, 2020, for a supposed warrant for felony cruelty to a juvenile. We were both incarcerated for the next seven days until my boss, at the time, bailed us out. We are still both puzzled as to how and why this occurred, in the first place. We were issued court appointed attorneys because we could not then, nor can we now afford actual attorneys. Since then, we have had numerous court dates, even though we've both plead not guilty and asserted that we wanted and were ready to take it to trial. To this day, we've still had no trial, and have been given no reason as to why not, and both believe, that at the very least, our 6th ammendment rights to speedy trial have been violated. However, we both believe the charges are bogus, and we need more adequate representation.
A: For each of you, I would meet with your respective attorney to discuss the status of your matter and the reason(s) it is taking this length of time. You can also discuss the merits of a speed trial motion. After said consult(s), then decide how to proceed. Good luck.
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