It's unfortunate for many accused people that the Sixth Amendment to The United States Constitution doesn't put an exact time period on what a speedy trial is and what happens when a person doesn't get a speedy trial. I was surprised to learn how many people actually spend years in jail while waiting for a trial.
There is something wrong with a system where I have to spend a year locked behind bars before I can get a chance to prove I am innocent. This goes against the phrase used by the U.S. legal system, "Innocent until proven guilty." Innocent people shouldn't be locked up in jail.
Even if you are found not guilty when you go to trial it is like you were guilty of something because you spent all those months in jail.