Hinton v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Appellant was charged with one count of battery in the first degree and one count of battery in the second degree. The first jury trial resulted in a mistrial. The circuit court entered a revised scheduling order setting a new trial date. Appellant moved to dismiss alleging a speedy-trial violation. The circuit court denied the motion to dismiss. After a second trial, the jury convicted Appellant as charged and sentenced him to thirty years’ imprisonment and fifteen years’ imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court (1) did not err in denying Appellant’s motion to dismiss based on an alleged speedy-trial violation, and (2) denying Appellant’s motion to appear at trial in civilian clothing rather than prison garb.