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No speedy trial tolling without objection to continuance (access required)

Where defendant did not object when his trial date was moved beyond the statutory five-month speedy trial period, the delay was attributable to defendant and his convictions are affirmed. Background Young was arrested for robbery, held without bond and later indicted for that crime and several others. Under Code § 19.2-243, a jailed felony defendant must be ...