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Speedy trial delay excused based on attorney’s proffer (access required)

Where a judge granted a continuance because a material witness’s medical condition prevented him from attending trial, proof of the condition is not required to excuse the delay for speedy trial purposes. A proffer from the commonwealth’s attorney that the witness, a police detective, broke his ankle, required surgery and needed recovery time, was sufficient. It ...