Defendant's petition for writ relief from trial court's denial of his motion to dismiss is granted as the trial court erred by denying defendant's motion as he was not brought to trial within 60 days of his arraignment and it is clear that he did not generally waive his speedy trial rights.
Read Smith v. Sup. Ct., No. A124763
Filed October 13, 2009
Opinion by Judge Bruiniers
For Appellant: Jeff Adachi, Public Defender for the City and County of San Francisco, Teresa Caffese, Chief Attorney, Doug Welch and Charmaine Yu, Deputy Public Defenders
For Appellee: Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Assistant Attorney General, Laurence K. Sullivan and Stan Helfman, Deputy Attorneys General