A parole hold is seperate from adjournments of a criminal case.
If someone is remanded, a case can be adjourned as many times as the defense atty and prosecutor agree to do so. If they are working towards a plea, more adjournments may be necessary. If the def atty is investigating, he may need the adjournments to help prepare the defense.
I suggest you ask the attorney to explain his stratedgy in a meeting.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo, LLP
President, Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County
1103 Stewart Avenue, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
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It can be adjourned as often as the court will permit adjournments. There are concepts of speedy trial that can inure to the defendant's benefit but more often it is the defense that is requesting the adjournments so Speedy trial is not implicated.
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It really depends on whether or not the defense is asking for, or consenting to, the adjournment. If the defense is not opposing the adjournment, and there are legitimate reasons why a defendant may not oppose an adjournment even though he or she is in custody, there is virtually no limit to how many times the case can be adjourned.
If the defendant believes their speedy trial rights are being violated, they should be speaking with a qualified criminal defense lawyer ASAP.
Queens in particular requires consent of the parties while plea bargains are being discussed. So as long as your friend/friends lawyer consents, there is no limit.
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