Marc Doggett was charged by indictment with conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine. He called and made an appointment a few days after he had been arrested in Reston, Virginia. The case itself was in Jacksonville, Florida, so he came to Jacksonville and hired us. I'm not altogether clear how Mr. Doggett found me, but the minute I met him, I knew what his avenue of escape from the clutches of the United States might be. I recall meeting with Marc in the conference room in the afternoon and, during the course of our conversation, I had the folks in the office retrieve a closed file in the case of United States v. A.J.B. A.J.B.'s case involved the same issue as Doggett's: the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial. I had won AJB's case on a motion to dismiss before the Honorable Charles R. Scott, United States Federal District judge for the Middle District of Florida. The difference between the two cases was that Mr. Doggett's delay was far longer than AJB (8-1/2 years versus 32 months).
Sheppard, William J.
"Our Experience in the History of the Middle District of Florida and the Speedy Trial Clause of the Sixth Amendment,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 92:
2, Article 25.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol92/iss2/25