speedy dui trial

Question: I don’t understand the term “speedy trial”…if the trial has not taken place in a certain amount of time, are there grounds for dismissal? What if the DUI charges were filed, then dismissed and refiled as a 2nd DUI? The DUI case is in Van Nuys. My license was already suspended by Van Nuys DMV.
Answer: There are statute of limitations for filing DUI charges, and for when your DUI case must go to trial (if you or your attorney did not waive time). Sounds like you already have a DUI attorney for this Van Nuys DUI case. If so, that Attorney should explain this to you. If you don’t already have a DUI attorney, feel free to call me to discuss further.
Phil Hache
Criminal & DUI Defense Attorney