Question by  HistoryChick (78)

What is the California speedy trial law?


Answer by  patti (29325)

"Speedy trial" is a right afforded by the U. S. Constitution. It allows that trials must be scheduled and held without undue delays. It does state a time limit.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

In the state of California the speedy trail law states that a felony or misdemeanor charge be brought to trial within 60 days.

Reply by victoriadavis (1):
It's now one year, 4 months and this morring we found out my daughter willo not go to court until october. this will be the fifth time they putoff her trial. that's 1 year 7 months, provided they don't pospone again. what can a person do? she's not guilty  add a comment

Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

By Federal law you have the right to a fair and speedy trial. However, things do happen and other cases are being tried so you aren't going to have your trial get done with in the next few days or anything. Things like deaths, more important cases and other delays can cause your case to be pushed back.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

In all states you have a 6th amendment right to a speedy trial- In California this is specifically defined. For misdemeanor and felony charges, this means you will be brought before the court within 60 days, unless you as the defendant, choose to waive that right.

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