Legal Question in Traffic Law in Kansas

How many days apply to "speedy trial" in a municipal court speeding ticket

Asked on 3/03/12, 5:30 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Anthony Smith LawSmith

There isn't a set number of days. The crime or violation alleged, and whether there has been a fair bond amount set alter how an appellate court assesses "Speediness." but, generally, a defenant can not be held incarcerated for longer than they would serve if found guilty. Most municipal charges do not carry a sentence longer than one year. Therefore, you can probably use one year as an outside mark. If the defendant requests a continuance, that can lengthen the period.

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Answered on 3/06/12, 2:42 pm


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