File a motion for speedy trial as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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I do not practice in TN, but I may offer some general advice. As the first answer indicated, your cousin could file a written speedy demand request. Your cousin could also make a speedy demand orally next time he is in court.