Can I get my ticket dismissed?

Asked 10 months ago - Los Angeles, CA

Citation date: 10/25/12
Arraignment date: 5/9/13
Trial date: 6/27/13
Offense: littering

I went to the arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. The trial date (today) is over the 45 day limit of a right to a speedy trial. Can I get my ticket dismissed on the grounds that they violated my right to a speedy trial?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Sharon Paris Babakhan

    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . During the arraignment they probably ask you "do you waive time" and you said yes. without that they wouldn't have gone beyond the limit. Think back to the arraignment date.

  2. Jason Robert Miller

    Contributor Level 10


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Didi you wiave time? This would have required a time waiver. If not then it is possible to make a motion to dismiss on this ground.

    The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact... more
  3. Andrew Stephen Roberts


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You must have waived time!

    Andrew Roberts (818) 597-0633/ (805) 496-7777

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