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The people are ready off calendar??? Isnt the prosecutors interest to bring me to court before the next ajournement date if they are "ready" now? Why wait until next court date??

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You have the right to a speedy trial. Demand it.

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Have your atty pull your time waiver if he/she hasnt already done so. You should be posting in the criminal defense category, not litigation.

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There are many reasons cases get continued/reassigned: on the motion of the prosecutor or defense; the courts own trial calender; missing witnesses, discovery still outstanding; a host of good reasons for cause. If you want a jury trial date, consult with your defense attorney to make the motion before the trial judge.

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There are many factors that can go into setting up a trial date including the judge's calendar, the jury pool availability and whether either side has had good reason for a postponement. You should discuss this with your attorney and question them as to whether the right to a speedy trial has been violated. Also, what they think the delay is about.

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