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After the indictment how long does it take for the arraignment. Can the prosecutor claim rediness for trial between that period or must he wait for the arraignment.

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  1. The prosecutor usually files a statement of readiness when the file the indictment with the court. It can take several weeks from when the indictment is filed until a superior court arraignment is calendared.
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  2. It usually takes about 2-4 weeks. Yes the prosecutor can claim readiness during this period by properly serving and filing a statement of readiness.

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  3. Usually a few weeks. The DA can serve and file a statement of readiness when the indictment is filed with the Court.

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  4. It can take 2-3 weeks in most places.
    They can claim readiness upon the filing of the indictment as they are not responsible for when the arraignment occurs.

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