What is a “speedy trial”?

Under the Hawai’i Rules of Penal Procedure and the Constitution you have the right to have your case heard in a timely fashion. Hawai’i penal procedure Rule 48 says that you have to be brought to trial within 180 days of your arrest or charging. Certain periods of time can be excluded, giving the government more time.


The Constitutional requirements don’t have a specific time requirement but look at a variety of factors like the cause of the delay and the prejudice the defendant has suffered in deciding if there is a speedy trial violation.

74 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

My Thoughts on BLM

As events have unfolded over the last couple of weeks I have watched and tried to process it all. I watched the senseless killing of a handcuffed black man. I have watched peaceful protests. I have

New COVID-19 Order for Oahu (4/25/2020)

Just a quick note to update what is and isn't allowed pursuant to the new Mayor's Order that will go into effect this Saturday, April 25, 2020. The Order itself isn't yet posted on the City & County

What are the COVID-19 rules and what if I break them?

Presently in Honolulu we are living in an unprecedented time. Since the COVID-19 pandemic came to the forefront here in early March, there have been several emergency orders issued by the mayor and t

© 2017 by Law Office of Jason R. Burks

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon