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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 01:29 PM
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12. He has to ask for the continuance
if he doesn't, if the court does not authorize it for good cause, the Speedy Trial Act time lines will run out.

Those damn statutes that get in the way.

Title I of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974, 88 Stat. 2080, as amended August 2, 1979, 93 Stat. 328, is set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3161-3174. The Act establishes time limits for completing the various stages of a federal criminal prosecution. The information or indictment must be filed within 30 days from the date of arrest or service of the summons. 18 U.S.C. 3161(b). Trial must commence within 70 days from the date the information or indictment was filed, or from the date the defendant appears before an officer of the court in which the charge is pending, whichever is later. 18 U.S.C. 3161(c)(1).


And yes, Blago is innocent and is entitled to have his rights protected, screw the public trials and the assumptions of guilt.

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