Once charges have been filed against me, how long before I receive a trial?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

While each case is going to vary with regard to the facts and circumstances, and how long it’s going to take for a case to get to trial, the standard time periods for speedy trial are 90 days on a misdemeanor offense, and 175 days on a felony offense. On a misdemeanor or a felony offense, if charges are filed in lieu of arrest, the time for speedy trial starts running at that point in time when an information is filed. If you’re arrested, speedy trial runs from the time you’re arrested. If you’re served with a summons or a notice to appear on a misdemeanor in lieu of an arrest, speedy trial will run from that period and would again be 90 days. Some cases are going to take longer than 90 or 175 days, depending on their complexity and various other issues. However, those are the standard time periods allotted by law.