Glossary of Legal Terms

14 DAY RULE  --  A rule which requires that a person charged with a felony be given a preliminary examination not more than 14 days after the person’s arraignment on the original warrant.  See MCL 766.4, MCR 6.104(E)(4).180 DAY RULE 

1.  A rule which allows those accused of a felony who have been in jail for 180 days and who have not yet been brought to trial, to be released on their own recognizance if they delay has not been caused by the accused or the accused’s attorney. 

2. A rule which requires all pending charges against a prison inmate be brought to trial in 180 days or be dismissed with prejudice.  

1.  A rule which allows those accused of a felony who have been in jail for 180 days and who have not yet been brought to trial, to be released on their own recognizance if they delay has not been caused by the accused or the accused’s attorney. 2. A rule which requires all pending charges against a prison inmate be brought to trial in 180 days or be dismissed with prejudice.  

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