What is the name of your state? Hawaii. My brother waived his rights to a speedy trial in Sept. 2005, at his first court appearance, as he was advised by the public defender's office to waive the right, so that they could help him establish his defense (they needed add'l time to interview witnesses, etc.). This morning (10 months later), there was another trial call, and there was yet another continuance (this is the FOURTH continuance on his case.) He is charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, and is being held on $20,000 bond. My question is this (and I know the State can weasel out of anything!)...does the State now have the right to continue this case for an infinite amount of time, since he did waive his right to a speedy trial? Or is there some saving grace of a statute to force them to expedite this? This morning the court set the new trial call date to Sept. 25, which will pass the year mark of his incarceration.