State v. Cordova

In State v. Cordova, 38 Conn. Sup. 377, 448 A.2d 848 (1982), the Appellate Session of the Superior Court denied a defendant's claim that his right to a speedy trial was violated when there was an eighteen month delay between the signing of the warrant for the defendant's arrest and when he was arrested. In so doing, the court stated: "The general rule is that when an arrest warrant is used to charge the commission of a criminal offense, the mere issuance of the warrant commences prosecution." State v. Cordova, supra, 38 Conn. Sup. 380-81. That proposition, however, has been rejected by the Court.