Early Assertion of Right to Speedy Trial Better than Later

As one judge succinctly stated, “a belated assertion of a procedural due process right to a speedy SVP trial is entitled to less weight than a prompt assertion of such a right.” While the context of this statement was within a sexually violent predator trial, a similar analysis applies to a “regular” criminal case wherein defendant seeks dismissal of the case for a Sixth Amendment violation. To read more about this claim and how a judge evaluates it, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/early-assertion-of-right-to-speedy-trial-better-than-later.html

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