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What is a speedy trial

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Do I still have a right to a speedy trial while out on bail

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Yes you do. Posting bail does not deny you a right to a speedy trial.


Yes. You can check out section 30.30 of the criminal procedure law for the applicable time periods. Good luck.

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Yes. A speedy trial is the time in which the prosecution must be ready for trial or the case gets dismissed. It is a different period of time depending on the level of charge.

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Yes. Speak to your attorney.

Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

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The prosecutor has 90 days for a misdemeanor or six months for felony to announce readiness for trial or the case can be dismissed by the judge upon a written motion by your lawyer. If he prosecutor announces he is ready for trial in court or by letter the requirement met unless he cannot produce a witness or asks for an adjournment again, at which time the clock begins running again.

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