Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute – dismiss case if prosecution cannot proceed, as when a critical witness or crucial evidence is missing & speedy trial deadline has passed

Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute:

(1889) Criminal procedure. A criminal
defendant’s motion, usually oral, made at the appointed time of trial if the prosecution
cannot proceed, as when a critical witness or crucial evidence is missing – typically
proper only when a speedy-trial deadline has passed.”

Speedy-Trial:

“ (18c.) Criminal procedure. A trial that the prosecution, with reasonable diligence, begins promptly & conducts expeditiously. The Sixth Amendment secures the right to a speedy trial. In deciding whether an accused has been deprived of that right, courts generally consider the length of and reason for the delay, and the prejudice to the accused.”

Speedy Trial Act of 1974:

“A federal statute establishing time limits for carrying out the major events (such as
information, indictment, arraignment, & trial commencement) in the prosecution of federal criminal cases. 18 USCA §§ 3161-3174. – Abbr. STA.”

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