State v. Harris

In State v. Harris, 616 A.2d 288 (Del. 1992) the Delaware Supreme Court discussed whether dismissal was an appropriate sanction for a violation of Super. Ct. Crim. R. 48(b). After finding that the defendant did not suffer any substantial prejudice from an alleged speedy trial violation, the Court observed that it has "consistently confined its affirmance of the dismissal of a prosecution by the trial courts to those cases in which the culpable conduct precipitating the dismissal was attributable to the State ... and found 'to work some definable or measurable prejudice to the defendant.'" (Id. at 291)