How long is too long? I want to keep kicking this thing down the road, at what point will they throw it out
No guarantees, but that's been my experience.
She said I do not have to go to this motion but will receive notification in the mail when my next trial date is. Do people recommend I go? How do you recommend I work with this one?
If you want any input you need to go.
You can also raise the issue of disclosure. Keep following up between now and then. The prosecutor may have the disclosure on the motion date and may provide it to you. If not, the JP could issue an order giving a date by which the Crown must provide it or that if it is not provided by the new date, the charge will be withdrawn. It can't hurt to have a disclosure issue on the record.
Keep trying to get your disclosure.
Send FAX or registered mail. Keep your records.
Go to the adjournment and oppose it at least on the grounds of wanting a speedy trial. Bring up the disclosure again.
It is almost certain you'll be overruled and the disclosure will be granted. But you don't want to give any chance for anyone to say you are responsible for the delay, or consented to the adjournment, or you were not trying to get disclosure.
The thing is, if they try to do an adjournment multiple times, it increases the chance that it might not be granted, giving you a court date when maybe the cop can't attend.
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