Indictment Delay Speedy Trial
Does delay between the return of the indictment and appellant's arrest deny him his right to a speedy trial ?
The triggering factor is the length of the delay. "Until there is some delay which is presumptively prejudicial, there is no necessity for inquiry into the other factors that go into the balance." Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 530 (1972)
There are four general categories of reason for delay:
(1) intentional delay for tactical advantage or harassment of the appellant;
(2) delay caused by bureaucratic indifference or negligence; (3) delay necessary for fair and effective prosecution; and (4) delay caused or acquiesced in by the appellant. State v. Wood, 924 S.W.2d 342, 346 (Tenn. 1996).