State v. Howell, 211 N.C. App. 613 (May. 3, 2011)

(1) Remanding for additional findings of fact and conclusions of law, the court noted that G.S. 15A-711 does not guarantee a defendant the right to have a matter tried within a specific period of time and is not a "speedy trial" statute. (2) The court remanded for further action the trial court’s order dismissing the charges based on a violation of the constitutional right to a speedy trial, finding that the trial court “reached its Sixth Amendment ruling under a misapprehension of the law and without conducting a complete analysis, including consideration of all the relevant facts and law in this case.” The court’s opinion details the required analysis.