My brother was arrested on April 7 for child endangerment and domestic violence both felonies. This happened in Copley oh. If your arrested in Copley you go to Barberton jail. But Copley would have to pay for the stay. If the charges are felonies they go to summit county jail for free. So he was taken to summit county jail on April 7. On april 14 Akron municipal court had the grand jury. He has been in jail since the 7. I call and ask if they are going to indict him and all they say is the grand jury didn't come back yet. He doesn't get a lower bail until they indict him.
A defendant has a right to a speedy trial. He can be held 90 days awaiting a trial. However, there are multiple ways to extend that time or waive your speedy trial rights. I suggest you talk to his attorney with your brother's consent to do so.
A criminal defendant may be held for 90 days before trial, generally. You need to speak with your brother's attorney, however, because there are many ways that this time can be expanded. An attorney, with the permission of a client, for example can waive speedy trial rights. Motions can toll time. Talk with your brother's attorney for an exact answer to your question.
As others have said, if a person is being held in jail, the State has 90 days to bring him to trial. That is because he is getting 3 to 1 credit on his Speedy Trial days. There are some exceptions to this rule that may allow the State to count his days 1 to 1 such as if he has more than one case pending. He/you need to talk to the attorney assigned to handle to the case (if one has been appointed) to verify that he is actually getting 3 to 1 credit. And, like stated previously, many events toll speedy trial, making the date further out.
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