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The Speedy-Trial Law

The 1977 North Carolina General Assembly rewrote the speedy-trial provisions to require the trial of criminal cases within 120 days, effective on October 1, 1978, and within 90 days, effective October 1, 1980. Farb discusses the new law and how the 120-day limitation will work. The entire law, including the 1978 amendments, appears at the end of the memorandum.
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