What Counts as a “Speedy Trial” in a Misdemeanor Case?

October 21st, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Misdemeanor Crimes

When you are accused of a crime, you have the right to a trial to confront and challenge the prosecution’s evidence. Both the United States and Texas state constitutions make it clear that every person charged with a crime has a fundamental right to a “speedy trial.” But how “speedy” is speedy? And what happens […]

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What Does the Right to a “Speedy Trial” Mean in Texas?

January 3rd, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

Every person charged with a crime in Texas has the right to a “speedy trial.” This right is guaranteed by both the United States and Texas constitutions. But there is no fixed definition of what constitutes a “speedy” trial. Indeed, in many cases it is in a defendant’s interests not to proceed too quickly to […]

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