Depending on the caseload of the court where his case is pending, it can take anywhere from six months to two years for any given criminal case to reach final resolution. Many states, however, do recognize the right to speedy trial. If he wants to try to expedite his case, he should file a motion for speedy trial. However, before invoking this right, he should make sure that he is ready for a trial. Many defendants invoke this and then balk when they are actually set asking for more time to hire an attorney--- judges are less receptive to continuances after a motion for speedy trial.
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