Speedy Trial Is An Important Constitutional Right

US6thCOA-The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the issue of speedy trial in the recent case of United States v Richardson (which was decided July, 2015). Richardson sought dismissal of the case because of the nearly two year delay between the second indictment and trial. The motion was denied because Richardson did not meet the four factors relevant to a Sixth Amendment Speedy Trial Claim.  The four factors are:  (1) the length of the delay; (2) the reason for the delay; (3) the timeliness of the defendant’s assertion of the right; and (4) prejudice.


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Michigan Criminal LawyerThe United States Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights state many protections for people charged with, or suspected of committing, crimes, one of the most important is the right to a speedy trial.  A criminal defendant has the right to demand a trial be held in a speedy manner so that witnesses have fresh memories and there are no governmental shenanigans done to prejudice a defendant in any way.  The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are specialists in representing people charged with criminal offenses and/or suspected of criminal offenses.  The firm’s attorneys each of 20+ years handling only criminal cases.  LEWIS & Michigan Criminal AttorneyDICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has a reputation of excellence and success that is unmatched.  The firm’s attorneys are well respected by judges, lawyers and current and former clients.  Many of the firm’s attorneys have served in judicial capacities and have served as instructors at legal conferences teaching other lawyers the ins and outs of practicing criminal law.  The lawyers at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. take their obligation of protecting people against the Government very seriously.  They take great pride in standing in between our firm’s clients and the Government making sure that rights are protected and the playing field is equal and fair.  If you have criminal law issues, problems or questions, please call LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our criminal law specialist attorneys will contact you.  We look forward to helping you and are “not afraid to win”.

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