Actually there are three different circumstances for length of an ACD. In marijuana cases, under CPL 170.56, the case is dismissed and sealed. In most other cases, Under CPL 170.55 the case will be dismissed and sealed after six months. The exception is a family offense as designated by Section 530.11 which also requires a one year waiting period.
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6 months for most normal charges and 1 year for marijuana or domestic cases.
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