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Tag Archives: Trial

Who is Going to Be the Judge On My Case?

This is one of the first questions many individuals ask the criminal attorneys and family law lawyers of Hackworth Law.  Ultimately, the specific judge’s primary implication on the case will be by making specific legal decisions in your case, like on a motion to dismiss, motion to suppress, etc.  The current Florida sentencing scoring system […]

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Tampa Trial Attorneys: What is impeachment?

Tampa Trial Attorneys are often asked about what “impeachment” means regards to witnesses testifying. In short, impeachment refers to essentially proving or identifying some sort of dishonesty or deception regarding a witness’s testimony. There are a number of ways to impeach a witness during their testimony. The most common ways of impeachment are identifying clear […]

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Tampa Criminal Attorney: Can this case be beat at trial?

Determining whether something can be beat at trial is a complex determination.  Of the questions posed to Tampa criminal attorneys, this is obviously the most common.  In short, it is necessary to consider a number of factors for making this determination.  In this blog article, we’ll highlight four of the most important factors to analyze […]

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Can my codefendants testify against me at trial?

Codefendants testify against each other literally every day in criminal cases across the country.  Tampa criminal attorneys are often asked about codefendants and co-conspirators testifying against each other at their criminal trial.  Unfortunately, yes, they can testify against you at your criminal trial and are often encouraged to do so.  Tampa criminal attorneys often negotiate […]

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Can my friends come out and testify for me in my Tampa criminal case?

Tampa criminal defense lawyers are always asked about character witnesses on behalf of their clients. In short, Florida law regulates positive character witnesses to a significant degree. The clear rationale behind this is to avoid a criminal trial simply becoming a matter of calling witnesses that are only going to say someone is a good […]

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Can I plea to the charges once a jury has actually been seated?

Tampa criminal defense attorneys are often asked by their client, essentially if they get a jury they don’t like, can they still take a plea deal? This is a relatively simple, yet complex issue in of itself. In short, yes, if the State Attorney’s office still permits the plea to be open, you can enter […]

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What are motions in limine?

Tampa trial attorneys are often asked specifically about is meant by a motion in limine. Motions in limine are often discussed prior to trial regarding ensuring either the inclusion or exclusion of evidentiary matters. For example, in a Tampa DUI case, a Tampa trial attorney will likely move to exclude testimony and arguments concerning horizontal […]

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What is the rule of sequestration?

Tampa trial attorneys will routinely request the court “invoke the Rule” prior to a jury or non-jury trial beginning.  The rule of sequestration is more commonly known, ensures that witnesses do not discuss the facts of their cases and/or their testimony with other witnesses prior to their testimony at trial.  The rule of sequestration is applicable in all sorts […]

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Brandon Divorce Attorneys – Why is my Tampa divorce taking so long?

Many Brandon Divorce Attorneys are often asked frankly about why divorce cases take so long to conclude.  Unfortunately, there is no easy answer.  Divorces are somewhat unique in the sense that require two parties, who often want nothing to do with one another, to essentially work together to resolve complicated issues with one another.  We have […]

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Plant City Family Law Attorneys:How can we find the witnesses?

Plant City Family Law Attorneys and Plant City Criminal Defense Attorneys are often asked by their clients about how to find witnesses to specific events.  For example, many times witnesses to a battery or fight between spouses over a child are usually nameless folks in restaurants, parks or shopping centers.  We have several options to find witnesses […]

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