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Doggett v. United States
Citation:505 U.S. 647 (1992)
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Doggett (Petitioner) was indicted for conspiring to distribute cocaine. He then left the country. When he returned two years later, he passed through customs without issue and lived in the U.S. for the next six years. Then, the Marshal’s Service ran a credit check on various individuals and discovered Doggett’s outstanding arrest warrant. He was then arrested, eight and a half years after the indictment. He challenged his prosecution, arguing that it violated his speedy trial rights.
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