Could you tell me what time ruled excludable mean as that what it says on my husband docket sheet for his case

Asked 3 months ago - Philadelphia, PA

as his charges are aggervated assult on a police officer

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as it was the defense request for the time rule excludable I don't understand what it means

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  1. Thomas J. Wagner

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Excludable time usually refers to time that is not counted under Rule 600 (the speedy trial rule) because of delay caused by defense motions and defense requested continuances. Your husbands attorney can explain.

  2. William A. Jones Jr.


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . My guess is that this is related to the later question about potential punishment. All questions need to be addressed by your husband to his attorney, not by you to lawyers on their computers who know nothing about the case.

  3. Douglas Holbrook

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . “Excludable time” is technically defined in Rule 600(C) as the period of time between the filing of the written complaint and the defendant's arrest, provided that the defendant could not be apprehended because his whereabouts were unknown and could not be determined by due diligence. It can also refer to any period of time for which the defendant expressly waives Rule 600; and/or such period of delay at any stage of the proceedings as results from the unavailability of the defendant or the defendant's attorney or any continuance granted at the request of the defendant or the defendant's attorney.

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