Somebody has their information wrong somewhere. Statutory speedy trial in Kansas is either 90 days, if a person is in custody solely on this case, and 180 days otherwise. If the limit is exceeded a defense attorney should file a motion to dismiss for violation of the statute. Have him talk with his lawyer to straighten out his understanding of the situation.
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The information here is to vague and general to give a specific answer. In my experience, the nature of the charges play into this issue (not necessarily from a statutory perspective). The more serious the charge, the more leeway the judge gives the government. It shouldn’t necessarily be this way. However, that can often be the reality. Good luck!
Ask a KS attorney to assert the right to a speedy trial in the case, if that has not already been done. Keep in mind that part of negotiating a criminal case sometimes requires some give and take on both sides of the table. But you certainly want an attorney that will get aggressive, when needed.
There are many facts that are unknown in this situation.