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SECTION 30.20
Speedy trial; in general
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 1, TITLE C, ARTICLE 30
§ 30.20 Speedy trial; in general.

1. After a criminal action is commenced, the defendant is entitled to
a speedy trial.

2. Insofar as is practicable, the trial of a criminal action must be
given preference over civil cases; and the trial of a criminal action
where the defendant has been committed to the custody of the sheriff
during the pendency of the criminal action must be given preference over
other criminal actions.