I'm going through court for a burglary charge that I didn't commit cause the items that I took from a property had a free sign next to them an they already set a date for the trial deadline but can the prosecutor ask for a continuance past the trial deadline
The prosecution can ask the court to extend speedy trial for “good cause.” Good cause can be a lot of things. Witness unavailability is probably the most common reason.
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The prosecutor is allowed to ask for a continuance past the trial deadline and so are you. You should discuss this with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney you should get one immediately!
The issues of speedy trial deadlines and cure periods and extensions allowed by the court really has to be addressed with your attorney. He/she has all the information in front of them to advise you whether or not a continuance is in your best interest or not and if there is a chance the State will prevail with a request for a continuance. Talk to your attorney. If you don't have one GET ONE.
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