In August 2004, the ABA House of Delegates approved these “black letter” standards that have been published with commentary in ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Speedy Trial and Timely Resolution of Criminal Cases, 3d ed., © 2006, American Bar Association. For the text of the publication, click here. To go directly to individual “black letter” standards (without commentary), click on the links below. For information about purchasing the printed volume, please click here.
PART I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Standard 12-1.1 Purposes of the Standards on Speedy Trial
and Timely Resolution of Criminal Cases.
Standard 12-1.2 Importance of establishing both speedy trial rules and
standards for timely resolution of criminal cases
Standard 12-1.3 Case differentiation
Standard 12-1.4 Systems approach
Standard 12-1.5 Caseflow systems that will enable timely resolution of all
PART II. DEFENDANT'S RIGHT TO A SPEEDY TRIAL
PART III. STANDARDS FOR TIMELY RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL CASES
PART IV. ORGANIZING JUSTICE SYSTEM RESOURCES TO ACHIEVE TIMELY
RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL CASES
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