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After being Indicted in May of 2012...How long will it be for when I have to go to court?

Lubbock, TX |

I got indicted last May and I got appointed an attorney and nothing has happened yet. How long after indictment is court?

Attorney Answers 2

  1. Is your attorney going to court for your or has your case actually received no setting at all? If it's never received a setting, this is ridiculous. But I also wouldn't point it out to the court. You don't want to get yourself prosecuted. If it suddenly gets a first setting after a year, for example, your attorney can file a motion to dismiss based on a violation of your right to a speedy trial.

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  2. May 2012 to February 2013 is not a great deal of time in the criminal courts, especially when it comes to felonies. If you are concerned about the time your case is taking, that is an issue to discuss with your attorney because that is the lawyer who ought to be familiar with the reasons.

    There can be reasons and benefits. I have had clients over the years wait several months, sometimes over a year, and finally end up with a dismissal. On the other hand, some have waited a long time and ended up with a conviction. Every case is different and depends on the details.

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