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Criminal – Speedy Trial – Sixth Amendment – Federal Custody (access required)

A trial court erred by dismissing indictments against defendant because a three-year and seven-month delay violated defendant’s Sixth Amendment speedy trial right; the Court of Appeals says although defendant was in Roanoke City jail during the delay, he was in federal custody and he did not demonstrate prejudice from the delay. Defendant was indicted on Oct. ...

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