In short, yes, you can essentially always change Tampa criminal defense attorneys in the middle of your trial. While there are obvious ethical and strategy implications on Tampa criminal defense attorneys, who jump into cases late in the game, a criminal defendant can always attempt to substitute in a new Tampa criminal defense attorney. An attorney that is brought in very late in a criminal case may have major issues catching up to the speed of the case, especially if trial is quickly approaching and speedy trial has not been waived.
If you are currently unhappy with your Tampa criminal defense attorney, we strongly recommend scheduling an office appointment with them to discuss strategy and progress on the case. Additionally, it will give you an opportunity to review and discuss the discovery conducted thus far in the criminal case. As a former public defender, I can assure you that more can be accomplished in an office appointment by meeting face-to-face than can be accomplished quickly in court prior to a status or disposition hearing. At Hackworth Law, we pride ourselves on quickly transmitting a client’s criminal discovery to them, so that we may quickly develop an aggressive strategy to deal with the issues raised in discovery.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning their Tampa criminal case, contact the Tampa criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We have handled thousands of criminal cases in the greater Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Sarasota and Polk counties. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website. We appreciate you taking the time to check out our Tampa criminal defense attorney blog and look forward to working with you in the future.