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Man sentenced to 42 days for 2010 drug bust

March 2, 2013

Three years after his arrest, a man who pleaded guilty to the possession of crack cocaine was sentenced Friday. Tyson J....

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Tessie

Mar-02-13 12:59 PM

I thought people had the right to a speedy trial. In Ohio, trial must be held within 270 days, and each day in custody counts as 3 days, so if in jail the trial must be held within 90 days. The time starts upon the initial arrest or service of summons.

Why did it take so long to prosecute this person?

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gonefromMOV

Mar-02-13 1:21 PM

Tessie, if the defense introduces motions that must be entertained, the time taken to entertain those motions can't be counted against the state. If it were, the defense would just keep making motions until the habeas corpus expired.

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Tessie

Mar-02-13 4:03 PM

Even so Gone, his trial/plea deal was not held until three times the allowable amount of time for a speedy trial in Ohio. What information am I missing?

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