No - you are mixing up dates and times and legal things. Time starts to run from your arraignment. If you pled not guilty and did not waive time, then it begins from that date. You say 45 days, so I assume you were charged with a misdemeanor. Your trial must "start" within the statutory period - it doesn't have to finish within that time, however. Follow what your attorney tells you - he/she is well versed in the law and local rules.
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In addition to what the other attorney said, every time your case is continued the time starts over if you have "waived" time.
As far as what to say, YOU shouldn't say anything. That should only be your public defender. If you have questions about your case, you should feel comfortable asking them. If you don't, or you don't trust them, maybe you should consider finding a way to hire a private attorney you trust.
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It may or may not be in your interest to force the trial to be heard within the statutory period. Often, the defense will need more time to adequately prepare the case for trial. It will depend on the availability of the state's witnesses (cops) and your lawyer's readiness to undermine the government's evidence. You should wait until the appropriate time to make a final decision.
In most jurisdictions the courts screw people out of their speedy trial rights. There is a statutory right to a speedy trial in California. In essence it says that a person has a right to a trial within 45 days of an arraignment for a misdemeanor IF that person appears OUT of custody for that arraignment.
One of two things likely happened her. (1) You waived time (whether you knew it or not) until the next date of May 3 to be with the public defender. or (2) Your case was continued for FURTHER ARRAIGNMENT. If it was cont for further arraignment then the time on the 45 days has not started ticking yet.
When you come to court on the 3rd of May you can WITHDRAW the time waiver if any was given and proceed TIME NOT WAIVED
Now....95% of people benefit from waiving time. But 5% are hurt by waiving time. [Those are must my numbers from my experience.]
What does this mean? You should take the advice of your lawyer on whether to waive time or not. Ask the lawyer which would be more beneficial to you.
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