How do you request a speedy trial?

Asked almost 4 years ago - Smyrna, TN

my cousin is in jail for violating probation, stealing a car, and a license plate to put on the stolen car. I just need to know what he needs to do to request a speedy trial

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Andrew Daniel Myers

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . File a motion for speedy trial as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

    This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. Laws vary widely from state to state. You should rely only on the advice given to you during a personal consultation by a local attorney who is thoroughly familiar with state laws and the area of practice in which your concern lies.

  2. Karyn T. Missimer

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I do not practice in TN, but I may offer some general advice. As the first answer indicated, your cousin could file a written speedy demand request. Your cousin could also make a speedy demand orally next time he is in court.

    Good luck to the both of you!

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