Is there a statue of limitations as to how long after arrest and indictment that a person must be tried on felony charges?

Asked about 1 year ago - Atlanta, GA

If I was arrested in 2008 and indicted in 2009 what can be done to force the State to either end my case by dismissing or force a trial?

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  1. Noah Howard Pines

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    Answered . Talk to your lawyer about whether it is in your best interest, which it is probably not, to file a Constitutional Speedy Trial demand.

  2. Benjamin David Goldberg

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    Answered . Speak to your lawyer about filing a motion to dismiss based on a violation of your constitutional right to a speedy trial.

  3. Michael David Barber Jr.

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    Answered . You can file a motion for speedy trial. A speedy trial motion tells the court that you are requesting your right to a speedy trial, which is essentially a trial without delay, and to effectuate the timely resolution on the case.

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