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U.S. Supreme Court: Felony Domestic Assault Offender Not Entitled to Dismissal for Lack of a Speedy Trial  

Author:  Anne L.  Perry, Esq..

Source: Volume 14, Number 06, August/September 2009 , pp.86-86(1)

Domestic Violence Report

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In a case arising from felony domestic assault and habitual offender charges, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the defendant’s right to a speedy trial was not violated where changes in assigned counsel and delays sought by counsel were largely attributable to the defendant. Vermont v. Brillon , 129 S.Ct. 1283 (2009).

Keywords: Michael Brillon; writ of certiorari “improvidently granted”

Affiliations:  1: Contributing Editor at DVR.

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