Fast Track Program Law and Legal Definition

Fast-track program refers to the speedy and early disposition program adopted to reduce the pendency of cases.

Pursuant to 18 USCS Appx § 5K3.1, “Upon motion of the Government, the court may depart downward not more than 4 levels pursuant to an early disposition program authorized by the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Attorney for the district in which the court resides”.

“The fast-track departure is available to defendants who agree to the factual basis of the criminal charge and waive the rights to file pretrial motions, to appeal, and to seek collateral relief except for ineffective assistance of counsel, but only in judicial districts that participate in a early disposition program authorized by the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Attorney for the district in which the court resides." [United States v. Anaya Castro, 455 F.3d 1249, 1251 (11th Cir. Ga. 2006)]