SEC. 99-43-19 Freedom from delay; continuances.
The victim shall have the right to a final disposition of the criminal proceeding free from unreasonable delay. To effectuate this right, the court, in determining whether to grant any continuance, should make every reasonable effort to consider whether granting such continuance shall be prejudicial to the victim.
Source: Laws, 1998, Ch. 577, § 10, SB 2352, eff January 1, 1999 provided the enactment of Section 26A of the Mississippi Constitution, as proposed by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 513, 1998 Regular Session, has been ratified by the people.
NOTE: Laws, 1998, ch. 577, § 26, provides:
SECTION 26. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1999, provided
that the amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 proposed by Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 513, 1998 Regular Session, has been ratified by the people.