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Category - Speedy Trial

23
Sep

DISMISSAL OF CASES CONTINUED PAST THE LAST DAY BECAUSE OF COURT CONGESTION

DISMISSAL OF CASES CONTINUED PAST THE LAST DAY BECAUSE OF COURT CONGESTION This is the latest in the series of cases out of Riverside where there’s no court available and the case goes past the last day for trial. The California Court of Appeal upholds the trial court’s dismissal, rejecting the DA’s claims that civil …

19
Jun

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL LAW: DELAY CAUSING PREJUDICE, NO JUSTIFICATION, REQUIRES DISMISSAL

So there was a little, teeny, tiny preaccusation delay bringing this case. Like 26 years! Really. In 1981, the DA filed attempted murder in San Diego and got an arrest warrant. In 1982, the defendant was arrested in Pennsylvania and waived extradition, but the DA couldn’t find the victim so the defendant was released and …

25
Jul

DISMISSALS FOR VIOLATION OF SPEEDY TRIAL BEFORE THE END OF THE LAST DAY

DISMISSALS FOR VIOLATION OF SPEEDY TRIAL BEFORE THE END OF THE LAST DAY On the last day for trial in these misdemeanor cases, there just wasn’t any court to send them to, so the judge dismissed them. The DA appealed. The Appellate Division affirms the dismissal, rejecting a slew of DA nonsense. They say that …

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