The only question you asked was about speedy trial, not due diligence. The time has been stayed because you are at fault for the delay due to your flight outside the jurisdiction. If you are indigent, you will be entitled to a public defender if/when you return to face the charges.
I disagree with counsel because under certain circumstances, defendants have been known t be tried in absentia. It is unlikely this will happen in your case but without more facts, we cannot say for sure.
You seemingly logical approach to practical applications of legal concepts comes to a crashing halt by being legally flawed: no matter what internal justifications you present for public reading, the law requires you to answer charges and be tried in court.
Align yourself with a splendid legal professional to complete that criminal matter, otherwise, I am certain of that, your life will encounter more legal complications.
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