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US v. Gearhart, No. 08-1558

By FindLaw Staff on August 06, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Conviction and sentence for drug crimes is affirmed where: 1) defendant's claim under the Speedy Trial Act is waived as defendant failed to move for dismissal and thus did not preserve his claim for appellate review; 2) a twenty-month delay between indictment and trial did not violate defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial as the circumstances of the delay fell short of establishing a Sixth Amendment violation; and 3) the court did not err in disqualifying defendant's attorney.    

Read US v. Gearhart, No. 08-1558

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Argued April 13, 2009
Decided August 6, 2009

Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by CUDAHY, Circuit Judge.

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