Saturday, November 30, 2013

Did you know that if the State of New Jersey fails to provide you with a speedy trial, your case may be dismissed?

     In New Jersey, DWI cases are to be resolved within 60 days of the date of the arrest.  However, your right to a speedy trial must be demanded in New Jersey.  As a matter of course, I demand a speedy trial in my discovery demand to the prosecutor.  An alternative is to file a motion with the court to demand a speedy trial.  I prefer to place the demand in the discovery demand, because it does not draw attention the way a formal motion filed in court would.  Strategy matters!

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