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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? GA

my criminal case developed step by step very normally:

First Arrest, next Booking & Bail, (I could sign my bonding to get out).

Then it came Arraignment, when I was charged: "Forgery First Degree".

I didn't have any Preliminary Hearing, but at Plea Bargain I didn't plea guilty.

Now, I still visit Pre-Trial Services once a month to avoid whatever Warrant.

But it's been longer than three months that I haven't heard about my case.

I mean nothing about Trial, Sentencing, etc.

So my question is:

For how long time is this silence going to be allowed?

In advance, Thanks so much


garrula lingua

Senior Member
Who is your attorney (Public Defender) ?
What did atty say when you asked him/he ?
The atty has been appearing in court with you, hasn't s/he ?


Junior Member
Hi Garrula
thank you for replying.

I think you got my point !!

Everything was going pretty normal, I was even speaking with my Public Defender,
who was doing a very good job, until she recommended me to plea guilty to avoid
a trial.

Of course, I didn't plea guilty, because this would be the easiest path for the guy
who is acussing me, and then he would win without any need of proofs.

Anyway, what I'm trying to find out is if this kind of situations could continue indefinitely,

I mean:

  • The DA doesn't proof anything
  • I haven't received any Court Date since longer than three months
  • My File doesn't show anything new
  • PreTrial Services give no info

In advance Thanks You so much for your time


garrula lingua

Senior Member
You have a right to a speedy trial. You (or your atty on your behalf) had to waive this right in order to continue your case.

Your atty must have waived time for you, even though you did not ask/agree to that.

Contact the PD's office & ask them why you are waiting so long for your trial, when you never agreed to waive time.
If the PD has an investigator looking into facts & allegations re your case (looking for witnesses on your behalf, etc), then it is understandable as to why time is being waived.

If this was a request for jury trial from the get-go & no investigator on your behalf, it's puzzling why the PD waived time, other than the PD doesn't want to do the trial.


Junior Member
Dear Garrua,

what you say makes a lot of sense ...

No wonder, it's been difficult for me to follow this case.

Thank you so much for your help !!

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