Interesting Appeal Victory for Child Support Client

Not that we endorse not paying child support, but we received a unique appellate victory for our client last week.  

Our client fell way behind on his child support after he left the state of Ohio back in 2006. Cuyahoga County indicted him for criminal non-support.

However, even though he was arrested a number of times (in other states) on the criminal indictment (and temporarily held in those states), Cuyahoga County (for reasons that they could never really explain) never extradited him to Ohio.  

Because of this, the Court of Appeals held that Cuyahoga County had violated the speedy trial statute. The opinion scolded the County for prosecutorial negligence and dismissed the case entirely.