Innocent until proven guilty indeed, Scully. And that's why unconvicted (remand) prisoners have more rights than convicted ones. I do wonder how exactly you think all the work I outlined in my earlier post should be done according to your idea of a reasonable timescale. Complex cases take a lot of time to get to trial. It's not always the fault of the prosecution or of the defence, for that matter. I have intimate knowledge of a case here in the UK in which the main suspect was charged last year. Today a Court listed it for a lengthy trial on the first available slot. It's next January. That's the way it is. Of course, if the suspect didn't want to run the risk of being incarcerated, they were at liberty to give no-one any reasonable grounds to suspect that they were involved in criminal conduct.