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On November 26, 2011, the State charged Defendant with five misdemeanor offenses. On June 13, 2012, Defendant moved to dismiss the case on the ground that trial was being held beyond the six-month deadline imposed by Mont. Code Ann. 46-13-4013(2). The justice court denied Defendant’s motion, reasoning that good cause existed for holding Defendant’s trial past the deadline. The district court affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the lower courts did not err in finding that good cause existed for holding Defendant’s trial eight days past the six-month deadline.