How long does it take to have a trial after arraignment on the information or indictment?
Trials of felony charges must start within 60 calendar days of the arraignment on the “Information” or “Indictment” unless you and your attorney agree to a longer time period. This 60 day time limit is part of your “speedy trial” right. However, this 60 day limit can be extended in a number of ways under the law. There are many reasons why cases are sometimes delayed past this limit. One example may be that a particular case is complicated or that witnesses might not be available at the right time. Under these circumstances you may wish to agree to a more convenient date.