ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

speedy trial clause

The speedy trial clause means that if someone gets arrested, they have the right to have their trial happen quickly so they don't have to sit in jail for a long time without knowing what will happen to them. Just like when you're waiting for your favorite ice cream, you don't want to wait forever to have it! The law says that the trial has to happen within a certain amount of time, so the person doesn't have to waste their whole life waiting for it. This is very important because it helps make sure that people get a fair and quick trial.