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 explosion of foreclosures in the area. It is easy to see how courts are now overrun with foreclosures, when they literally handled less than 1000 just 15 or 20 years ago for example.
Specifically in criminal cases, many times the holdup is attributed to the state determining exactly what charges they wish to pursue. This can be very beneficial for a criminal defendant, who may have been overcharged initially by law enforcement, while the state attorney’s office is taking a better look at the case to determine whether those charges were warranted and considering charges at a lower rate. Tampa attorneys often appreciate these delays for tactical purposes.
Many family law cases are delayed because of the immense amount of financial disclosures required by Florida law. As you can imagine for many people, it is difficult to gather and identify the required documents. Many times, it also takes a significant amount of time for folks to go through the documents to properly complete their financial affidavit in light of the amount of financial documents. Many Tampa attorneys appreciate these delays as it allows them ample time to consider and analyze the immense amount of written discovery produced in these cases.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning their case and why it’s going so slow, contact the Tampa attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We’ll be more than happy to assist you in preparing a timeline for your case and expectations as to how the court precedes other matters concerning the same during our free case consultation. We look forward to working with you in this matter.