Denial of Speedy Trial Rights in New York

In People v. Taranovich, 37 NY2d 442, 335 N.E.2d 303, 373 N.Y.S.2d 79 [1975]), the Court examined the following factors in determining whether there has been a denial of the defendant's speedy trial rights. The Court of Appeals set forth the following five factors a court must consider in determining whether a defendant has been denied his constitutional right to a speedy trial: (1) the extent of the delay; (2) the reason for the delay; (3) the nature of the underlying charges; (4) whether or not there has been an extended period of pretrial incarceration; (5) whether or not there is any indication that the defense has been impaired by reason of the delay (37 NY2d at 445).