Adrian Peterson Demands a Speedy Trial, Which Can Help Minnesota Defendants Win their Criminal Case

Adrian Peterson made a speedy trial demand in his child abuse case. He will likely have his trial in November or December. He cannot play football until the case is over. He was suspended from the Minnesota Vikings for a child abuse allegations in Texas. In Minnesota, you can demand a speedy trial at any time during the court proceedings. A trial date has to be given to you within 60 days of the speedy trial demand. If not given within the 60-day period, there may be grounds for dismissal or appeal. Keller Law Offices has won multiple cases where a speedy trial demand was made.

Criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. The prosecution has to make a good faith effort to bring a defendant to trial. When looking to whether a violation of the speedy trial occurred, the court looks to (1) the length of the delay; (2) the reason for the delay; (3) whether the defendant asserted his right to a speedy trial; and (4) whether the delay prejudiced the defendant. The court also looks to 1) preventing oppressive pretrial incarceration, (2) minimizing the accused’s anxiety and concern, and (3) limiting the possibility that the defense will be impaired.

Keller Law Offices has had multiple cases dismissed for clients who were in custody who demanded a speedy trial. Keller Law Offices is well versed in how to make the demand and how to properly argue for dismissal in violation of the demand. Sometimes the demand is used for tactical reasons. Others, like Peterson, may make the demand for personal reasons. Some individuals find it too stressful to have their cases hanging over their heads for a long period of time. Keller Law Offices just won a jury trial in September 2014 in a case of alleged domestic assault where a speedy trial was demanded in Ramsey County. If you believe your rights violated, call Keller Law Offices for a free consolation. Call 952-913-1421 today. Max Keller is a skilled Minnesota defense attorney and will help you get a a speedy trial to clear your name.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Involve a criminal appeal attorney soon after you learn the prosecution is appealing your sentence. Your attorney will walk you through the involving and confusing sentencing guidelines. An attorney's involvement will also help you develop a defense strategy for the appeal.