Delay of Over Four Years before Filing First Degree Murder Charges Not Sufficiently Prejudicial to Merit Dismissal.

The Sixth Amendment Right to a Speedy Trial is an often misunderstood concept.  It has different applicability if the case is a felony as compared to a misdemeanor.  There have also been several recent reported decisions by our state appellate courts that have eroded this right and clarified other areas of the right.  For the latest decision on this topic, click on the following link –