No. 316, 2000.

781 A.2d 544 (2001)

Mark BRUCE, Defendant Below, Appellant, v. STATE of Delaware, Plaintiff Below, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Delaware.

Decided: September 13, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Brendan O'Neill, Esquire, Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington, Delaware, for Appellant.

Thomas E. Brown, Esquire, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Wilmington, Delaware, for the State.

Before VEASEY, Chief Justice, WALSH and HOLLAND, Justices.

VEASEY, Chief Justice.

In this appeal, we address the question whether a request for a continuance by a defendant in a criminal case operates as a waiver of the defendant's right to a trial within 180 days under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers. We hold that a defendant waives the right to a speedy trial under the detainer agreement only if the defendant expressly agrees to or acquiesces in a trial date outside the 180...

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