Juvenile’s Right to a Speedy Trial

Juvenile’s Right to a Speedy Trial

Definition

A right under which, in federal court, an alleged juvenile delinquent’s trial must start within 30 days of federal detention pending trial related to federal delinquency charges or the information must be dismissed unless the attorney general can show that any delay is consented to or caused by the juvenile and the juvenile’s attorney or is required by the interests of justice. Most states have also recognized a juvenile’s right to a speedy trial in juvenile-delinquency proceedings.

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