The STET Docket is an inactive file of cases maintained by the State’s Attorney’s office. Cases placed on the STET docket remain inactive for up to 3 years.
For the first year, either the State’s Attorney, or defense counsel, can have a STET case made active again, for any reason.
After one year, a STET Docket case can be reactivated only by a showing of good cause made to the judge.
Typically, cases placed on the STET Docket remain there, unless the defendant fails to fulfill the terms of the STET, or picks up a new charge.
Because the case remains inactive for a period of years, a client must agree to waive his/her Sixth Amendment speedy trial rights to receive a STET. Whether a STET is right for you depends on your particular case and the decision to accept a STET can only be made on a case-by-case basis after consultation with your own lawyer.
Paul Zukerberg, Attorney