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after an arrest... how long does one have to wait before trial..

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after an arrest... how long does one have to wait before trial.. does that wait period ever come to an end.. or after say a few years is the wait over no matter what?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Lets say there is an arrest three years ago.. it has not been brought to trial, no questions being asked.. is there a limit on wait time for the arresting issue?
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 6 years ago.
what state is your question on?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Georgia
Expert:  replied 6 years ago.

In Georgia, the law requires a defendant to make a speedy trial demand. Once that demand is made, a defendant must be tried within two court terms, as long as juries were empaneled and qualified to try the defendant.

 

If you don't demand it, prosecutors can take as much time as the want to bring someone to trial, while person is in jail or on bond and charges are pending.

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