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If a person has been on the trial calendar for 3 years and

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If a person has been on the trial calendar for 3 years and then is taken off Is this considered a good sign?

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

Unless there is a plea agreement, then yes, that is a good sign.

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

If the DA wants a conviction, there are only two ways to get them: a plea or a trial.

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

If I were representing you, I would call the court and find out why the court took the case off the schedule.

Customer:

There has not been a plea agreement. The Judge has mentioned to the DA that he wants this old case removed from his calendar however one of the defendants lawyer has a medical issue and asked for them to be removed from the calendar

Customer:

They want X(man) to tell on the other. Otherwise the case was built on a CI which is a known drug dealer

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

In that case, it being taken off the trial schedule is neither good nor bad. However, usually delays in the case benefit the defendant.

TexCrimLawyer, J.D. :

The longer things drag on, it makes it more difficult for the DA will be able to find all of his witnesses and present all his evidence. Also, when the DA keeps postponing the case, it usually means he knows the case is weak and is trying to get a plea.

Customer:

Exactly, ok...thank you.

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