One of the many constitutional rights guaranteed to a citizen under the Sixth Amendment is the right to a speedy trial. However, defining what is “speedy” can be tricky. The Constitution doesn’t exactly specifically define a time frame that could fit into the definition of a speedy lawsuit.
However, California law does specify a timeframe that the courts must comply with. For instance, in most cases, a California resident who has been charged with a felony must have a lawsuit date that is within 60 days of his arraignment. However, there may be delays in setting a trial date in some cases. Speak to a Long Beach criminal defense attorney to learn when a trial date is possibly likely to be set in your case. Besides, if the person who is facing charges wants a later trial date, that may be possible as well.
There are several rights that you have as a person facing an imminent lawsuit, and you must discuss these rights with your Long Beach criminal defense lawyer. Your lawyer must be able to explain the charges against you, the trial process, the jury selection process, and many other factors that impact your case.
If you are facing criminal charges, speak to a Long Beach criminal defense attorney immediately and begin evaluating your legal options.