AD1 dismisses CAL client's attempted-assault conviction finding for speedy-trial violation


Before trial, Twinallan M. moved to dismiss on speedy-trial grounds contending that a 284-day period from October 19, 2020, when an Executive Order tolling speedy-requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic was lifted and July 30, 2021, when the People first filed a Certificate of Readiness. The prosecution contended that the period was excludable because defense counsel had waived speedy trial as a condition of further plea negotiations. AD1 disagreed, finding that a silent record could not show consent to any adjournment, and dismissed Twinallan’s conviction. CAL attorney Molly Booth represented Twinallan on appeal.