Court Personal Time Waiver

In practice, many courts take personal time waivers from defendants even when they are represented by counsel. In taking such time waivers the court often informs defendants that if they agree to continue their case to a date certain that is outside of the 60-day statutory period, that they will then have a right to be brought to trial on the new trial date or within 10 days of that date. This is done not to set a trial date as being 10 days from the continuance date, but rather to advise the defendants of the effect of their consent, which is to start a 10-day clock running if they announce ready on the new trial date.