Thank you for your question.

Proper procedure has been met in your friend's case. Florida law requires that a person arrested have their initial appearance within 24 hours of arrest, which was done, as she met the judge the next day. After that, if bond cannot be met, the state has 33 days to file charges (40 if they can show good cause), or a person must be released on their own recognizance. Here again, the state filed within the time allowed by law.

There is no deadline in which an arraignment must take place, and postponements of arraignment are quite common. It is not a violation of a person's rights. While I realize it must be difficult for your friend to sit in jail, if they cannot make bail, they have to understand that it can take many months, sometimes even years, for cases to go through the system and before they get to trial. But, any time that your friend is in jail is also being earned towards any potential sentence as well.

Do you know if her lawyer whas discussed with her waiving her speedy trial rights? Under Florida law, a defendant charged with a misdemeanor is entitled to speedy trial within 90 days, and for a felony, within 175 days. However, it is something her lawyer would want to discuss with her -- in many cases it is not to a defendant's advantage to use the speedy trial rights because there isn't enough time to prepare an appropriate defense, so a defendant will often waive this right to better prepare and give their lawyer time to review evidence, depose witnesses, etc.