CRIM PRO-SPEEDY TRIAL
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 relating to the
speedy trial provisions. Requires that demand for trial be in writing.
Requires the defendant to so notify the court if the court or State
proposes to set a continuance to a date beyond, on, or within 10 days
of the date on which the defendant must be tried under the speedy
trial provisions. Adds procedures for releasing defendant before
trial if speedy trial provisions are violated. Provides that the
speedy trial provisions do not apply during the period in which the
defendant is in the custody of the federal government, a foreign
government, or another state or county until the charges in that other
jurisdiction have been disposed of and that jurisdiction notifies the
non-custodial county that the defendant is available for release.
Permits an additional 21 days for trial after speedy trial deadline
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the time period in which a defendant who is in custody
must be tried from 120 days to 110 days from the date he or she was
taken into custody. Changes from 160 days to 150 days the date a
defendant who is on bail or recognizance must be tried after he or she
demands trial. Changes from 21 days to 10 days the time period in
which the court must set the cause for trial if the defendant has not
been tried within the applicable time period.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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