Each country will tailor its Speedy Trial legislation to meet its unique circumstances. The following, however, drawn from a description of the USA Speedy Trial Act of 1974, may sometimes provide some starting points.
See also “Pretrial Detention, ” a report by Justice Initiatives at http://www.soros.org/initiatives/justice/focus/criminal_justice/articles_publications/publications/pretrial_20080513/Justice_Initiati.pdf
USA Speedy Trial Act of 1974
The Speedy Trial Act of 1974, establishes time limits for completing the various stages of a federal criminal prosecution. The information or indictment must be filed within 30 days from the date of arrest or service of the summons. Trial must commence within 70 days from the date the information or indictment was filed, or from the date the defendant appears before an officer of the court in which the charge is pending, whichever is later
Further information available at http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm00628.htm