Waycross, GA asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia

Q: how many days for dose it take for a fast and speedy trial if it gose over over the speedy trial limit what do i do next

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Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rome, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The constitutional right to a speedy trial is usually misunderstood by most non-lawyers. The meaning of speedy is quite subjective to different people. Georgia courts have analyzed the right to a speedy trial under a reasonableness standard. Thus, there is no exact day(s) amount that passes where a speedy trial violation automatically occurs. Georgia courts have held that there was no speedy trial violation for a lapse as long as two to three years between accusation and trial. This is further complicated by Covid.

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