Is the Right to a Speedy Trial Violated by a 2 Year Delay in an Arraignment For DUI?

The right to a speedy trial is something the U.S. Constitution sets forth as a fundamental right.  It is to prevent prosecution for a crime that took place well after memories faded and evidence may have been lost, destroyed or changed.  It is so a defendant can have a fair trial based on what really took place.  When there is a delay in a misdemeanor case of over a year, there is a rebuttable presumption of prejudice.  If two years passes before someone is brought to court, does this merit dismissal?  Click on the following link to fine out.

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