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631.021 CRIMINAL TRIALS; TIMING OBJECTIVES FOR CASE DISPOSITION.

The judges of each judicial district must adopt and administer rules or procedures to ensure that, on and after July 1, 1997, the following timing objectives for the disposition of criminal cases are met by judges within the district:

(1) 90 percent of all criminal cases must be disposed of within 120 days;

(2) 97 percent of all criminal cases must be disposed of within 180 days; and

(3) 99 percent of all criminal cases must be disposed of within 365 days.

The time periods referred to in clauses (1) to (3) must be measured from the date the criminal complaint is filed, to the date the defendant is either found not guilty or is sentenced. If the criminal case begins by indictment rather than by criminal complaint, the time period must be measured from the date the indictment is returned.