Criminal Law: U.S. Speedy Trial Act 1974
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Asked by: dianad-ga
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06 Nov 2005 21:51 PST
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This question has to do with the federal Speedy Trial Act of 1974. Here is a theoretical case - the police are working with an informant they know has a felony warrant out for his arrest but don't arrest him. They make a deal with him not to arrest him so he can continue working for them. The question is when the speedy trial clock would start, at the time the arrest warrant was issued or at the time he is actually detained and taken into custody or ?
Re: Criminal Law: U.S. Speedy Trial Act 1974
Answered By: wonko-ga on 08 Nov 2005 10:02 PST
According to the following sources, the speedy trial clock does not begin until the informant is actually arrested. Sincerely, Wonko "...the U.S. Congress decided to pass legislation called the Speedy Trial Act of 1974. It applies only to federal courts, but it sets specific time limits, requiring indictment within 30 days of arrest, arraignment within 10 days after indictment, and trial 60 days after arraignment." "Overview of Sixth Amendment Rights" (January 6, 2004) http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/410/410lect14.htm "The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 (Amended 1979) calls for a 30 day time period from arrest to complaint and a 70 day time period from arraignment to trial." "Double Jeopardy & Jurisdiction" (January 6, 2004) http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/325/325lect07.htm Search terms: Speedy Trial Act of 1974
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