How many times can a trial date be postponed by the state?
Question Details: My boyfriend has had three different trial dates for a shoplifting charge. How long can the state keep postponing the trial for this without dismissing it?
You have a constitutional right to a speedy trial, but in most cases, you have to ask for it in writing. This is a fairly technical subject, that is best handled by a lawyer. One place to find defense counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com
Most courts today have to file reports on their backlog. I suspect that the court will make your case come to trial or go away, one way or another, fairly soon.