Answered 3 years ago|
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.
The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com
and retain an attorney to represent you.