Question by  Michelle27 (103)

How speedy is a speedy trial?

I want to understand according to the law what a speedy trial is.


Answer by  xsut (943)

According to the law a speedy trial is a trial that is not excessive based on the crime committed. For example, a speedy trial would not go on and on for no reason but this doesn't mean it can not go on for months.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

They cannot delay your trial just because they don't like you. However, your trial could be delayed due deaths or cases of higher priority.


Answer by  Ron27 (465)

The law does not give a specific definition for a "speedy trial," so the term varies between jurisdictions. Some jurisdictions require an arraignment or a cite and release within 24 hours, others up to 72. Trials can be 45-90 days ahead and still be considered "speedy."


Answer by  josh69 (10)

A right given to someone going through a criminal case, to make sure they do not have to spend an unlawful period of time in prison before the trial beings.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

A speedy trial is speedier that the normal trials because in the speedy trial the hearings are held on a daily basis by the speedy trial court and one gets decision at the earliest possible.

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