Thirteen Year Delay for SVP Trial Unconstitutional?

As the reader of this blog may be well aware, the right to a speedy trial is a right enjoyed by all criminal defendants. However, is a trial to commit a sexually violent predator (SVP) to a civil commitment a criminal or civil proceeding? If it is not a criminal proceeding, is there are due process or equal protection right to a defendant facing such a commitment? What if there is a 13-year delay between the time the prosecution seeks to commit defendant and the actual trial? To read a case that addressed this issue, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/thirteen-year-delay-for-svp-trial-unconstitutional.html

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