My boyfriend was indicted in 2015 for alleged sex crimes. There have already been 2 continuances, so he hasn't gone to trial yet. His father died just before the first court date, then the defense got a new lawyer. Now, he is supposed to go to trial on May 3rd, but he said he will probably get another continuance because the defense didn't send some important papers to his lawyer until just last week.
"The defense" got a new lawyer?? That means your boyfriend is part of the delay.
If you were to complain about 22 continuances, I would understand. But 2?!? No sympathy here. Sex crimes are very, very serious. Better to be prepared for trial , than rush in and lose.
There is no magic number of continuances each side can have. Preparation for trial takes as long as it takes. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot.
The answer depends on if your boyfriend or his attorney motioned the court to exercise his right to a speedy trial or waived the right, or if your boyfriend or his attorney are the ones motioning the court for continuances. Do you know any of these details?
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