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Can I get my ticket dismissed?

Los Angeles, CA |

Citation date: 10/25/12
Arraignment date: 5/9/13
Trial date: 6/27/13
Offense: littering

I went to the arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. The trial date (today) is over the 45 day limit of a right to a speedy trial. Can I get my ticket dismissed on the grounds that they violated my right to a speedy trial?

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Attorney answers 3


During the arraignment they probably ask you "do you waive time" and you said yes. without that they wouldn't have gone beyond the limit. Think back to the arraignment date.



I just don't remember but I'm sure you are correct. Doesn't sound like a mistake they would make. Is there a way to check if I waived time? Thanks for your help!

Sharon Paris Babakhan

Sharon Paris Babakhan


Sure. You can check with the court clerk. Unfortunately with traffic matters there is no court report and no transcripts but the court clerk most likely marked it somewhere. Check with the court clerk.


You must have waived time!

Andrew Roberts (818) 597-0633/ (805) 496-7777


Didi you wiave time? This would have required a time waiver. If not then it is possible to make a motion to dismiss on this ground.

The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case.

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