How long is considered an excessive delay in prosecution in south Carolina?
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Your criminal attorney can file a motion for speedy trial. South Carolina looks at 4 factors when judging if something should be dismissed for not being tried quickly. They are:
(1) the length of the delay, (2) the government's reason for the delay, (3) the defendant's assertion of his right to a speedy trial, and (4) prejudice to the defendant.
Having said that, 15 months is not really that long in certain Courts. However, I would make sure to ask your attorney to verify that they filed the motion for a speedy trial.
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