How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*

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How long is too long to wait for a trial? *Hand held device*

by: Todayonly on
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:06 pm

I broke the law in early february and dont have my court date until early september. I asked for the disclosure hoping they do not send it to me and I can adjourn to have this court date pushed down the road (As per other peoples stories on here)

How long is too long? I want to keep kicking this thing down the road, at what point will they throw it out
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by: Decatur on
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 pm

The thing about disclosure is that you have to actively seek it out once you’ve requested it. You can’t just request it and not pick it up, or just not query where it is. And if you keep “kicking this thing down the road” the delay to trial is against you and not the prosecution.
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by: Zatota on
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:54 pm

If you've requested disclosure and have actively followed up but do not receive it by the trial date, the court will likely adjourn the trial to allow time for disclosure. That delay will be attributable to the Crown. If you continue to follow up actively and disclosure hasn't been provided by the second appearance, the prosecutor will likely withdraw the charge.

No guarantees, but that's been my experience.
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