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Good morning. Did you ever waive that right? Did you ever request on your own a continuance in the matter? Has the state announced that they were ready for trial as well?
Thank you for the additional information A demand would have needed to be made, for a speedy trial. Often times though, it is waived, as a result of the moving party previously asking for a continuance in the matter, for whatever reason and it being granted. Moreover, if the State has been putting this off, it may be a good sign for you, if they need to bring in a witness and can not find them. If this witness is relevant to the case and a key person in proving the charge against you and can not be found, the State may not want to proceed. Also, the court takes cases based upon age. By that, I mean the older cases go first, so even though you announced you were ready, there may even be older cases that need to go prior to yours. At your next appearance, you can ask to special set the trial date, so it is known when it will go and all parties will be ready. This way there is a date and the State knows it has to have their witnesses present and be prepared, along with yourself.
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