Speedy Trial Exclude Court Continuance Time
Concerning excluding from the speedy trial calculation the period of delay caused by a continuance ordered by the court.
2018 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
In the speedy trial statute, there is a list of time periods that are excluded from the speedy trial calculation. The bill adds the period of delay caused by a continuance ordered by the court to the list, if the court finds that the continuance is necessary to protect the defendant's constitutional rights.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)