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 take much more time in determining the proper charge to be filed. Many Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys will also assist you by working to get the lowest possible charge filed. Many folks want to get into the courtroom as soon as possible, so that the case begins quickly moving. Unfortunately, this is just not the nature of our criminal court system.
As we discuss on our Wesley Chapel criminal attorney blog on this website, the first court date is called arraignment. Arraignment is simply the beginning of formal criminal process against the accused in the state of Florida. Additional, those represented by Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys are generally not required to show up at arraignment. The majority of Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys will file a formal written plea on behalf of their client.
It is worth noting though that often times private Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys are able to get their clients into a court room faster than the public defender’s office on certain violations or probation other cases, in very limited circumstances. This happens most often in felony violation of probation situations occurring in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning getting into court quicker in their criminal case, contact the Wesley Chapel criminal attorneys of Hackworth Law, P.A. for a free case consultation. We appreciate you taking your time to review our Wesley Chapel criminal attorney blog. If you would like to contact one of our attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website or use our chat box function in the lower right hand portion of our website. If you have any questions in which to further discuss the Florida criminal process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.