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Tag Archives: Pretrial Hearing

Can your Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys get into court quicker?

Many Wesley Chapel Criminal Attorneys are asked by their clients quickly after their arrest on how quickly they can get to court? I often advise my clients to expect to take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to get to their first court date.   Depending on the complexity of the case, the State Attorney’s Office may […]

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What happens during a Case Management Conference?

Few hearings confuse folks involved in a Tampa family law case the elusive case management conference.  As a Tampa family law attorney, I am asked more often about what is going to happen during a case management conference than any other hearing.  I believe much of the confusion is derived by the name of the […]

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What is a deposition?

A deposition is a tool of discovery for Tampa trial attorneys to use during litigation. During a deposition, a deponent (the person being asked the questions) is placed under oath by the court reporter, or a notary if they’re appearing via telephone.  During the deposition, an attorney will ask the deponent multiple questions concerning the […]

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What is the normal timetable for a divorce?

Tampa divorce attorneys are constantly asked about the timetable for a divorce case.  It is important to remember a few things during consideration of the divorce timetable.  First, court cases by their nature take a significant amount of time – things do not move quickly in court.  Secondly, many times ensuring the case is adequately […]

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What is a deposition?

A deposition is one of many discovery tools available to attorneys in the court system.  They involve a deponent being asked questions concerning the case under oath by an attorney.  Exhibits can be used during the deposition and questions asked specifically concerning same.    The deponent’s attorney is permitted to make objections in very limited circumstances. […]

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How Long Does It Take to Complete a Divorce?

Many folks wonder how long it is going to take to complete a divorce in the Tampa Bay Area.  This is obviously a popular question for Tampa family law attorneys.  Obviously, many people desire to quickly resolve their divorce and move on with their lives.  Family law attorneys can certainly understand their desire for finality […]

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Wesley Chapel Criminal Defense Attorneys – victim be in court?

Wesley Chapel Criminal Defense Attorneys are often asked about whether the victim and/or witness has to be in court every hearing.  The overwhelming majority of court appearances are what we would consider housekeeping court appearances. For example, they are simply to ensure the case is moving along as needed. So to answer the question raised […]

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Tampa Attorneys: Why are courts so slow?

This a question often posed by family, civil, and criminal law cases to the Tampa attorneys of Hackworth Law. The simple answer is courts like funding space and enough judges to handle the cases they are forced to accept annually. For example, Tampa and St. Petersburg news sources have recently had many stories concerning the […]

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FAQ: What is the Divorce Process?

Thinking about divorce but don’t know where to begin? Spouse has filed a divorce against you and you don’t know what to do? A divorce is known as a “dissolution of marriage.”  A dissolution of marriage may be granted in Florida if: the marriage is irretrievably broken or mental incapacity of one of the spouses […]

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I got arrested, now what?

 What to do after being arrested After you’ve been arrested, the first thing that usually happens is booking. The overwhelming majority of individuals are arrested somewhere other than their residence, so they are either transported directly county jail or a substation. In Hillsborough County, you will first be taken to Orient Road Jail prior to […]

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