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For Paul MJD. County Attorney filed minutes of testimony On

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For Paul MJD. County Attorney filed minutes of testimony On Feb 15th. I just today had my arraignment. Isn't that a little late? Is there any time frame the arraignment has to be done by? I thought it was 20 days if not arrested and jailed. Anyway at arraignment I did not waive my right to a speedy trial. So the judge ordered pretrial April 8th and trial April 17th. Does this all sound right?
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In Iowa, they have 45 days to file charges by indictment or bill of information, not 20 days. As you did not waive your right to speedy trial, your judge has properly set the matter for a quick trial and yes it does sound right.



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