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Name: People v. Tucker
Case #: B222487
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 6
Opinion Date: 06/28/2011
Summary

The delay in appellant’s trial based on medical necessity was for good cause. A jury found appellant guilty of car theft and found a prior prison term true. He asserted a denial of his right to speedy trial (Pen. Code, § 1382) after his case was delayed because his correctional facility was placed on medical quarantine, due to an outbreak of the H1N1 virus. However, “a quarantine imposed to prevent the spread of an infectious disease” constituted good cause to delay appellant’s trial.