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Speedy trial rights need clear assertion says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Speedy trial rights in Virginia prosecutions are governed both by the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights' Sixth Amendment and Virginia Code § 19.2-243. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the importance of clearly asserting one's speedy trial rights in order to protect them....

Virginia criminal defense- The power of asserting speedy trial rights

Virginia is not the most hospitable of places for criminal defendants, with its crabbed criminal discovery rules that lead to trial by fire, its harsh presumptions of no pretrial bail for too many felonies, and its absence of an automatic appeal from a felony trial...