This question is often posed to Tampa criminal defense attorneys by folks who are first time offenders and are nervous about concluding their Tampa criminal defense matter. In short, it is possible to speed up the matter in some capacity, but a better question is whether that is, in fact, in your best interest.
It frankly isn’t always better to simply speed up a case to “get it over with.” We discuss this throughout our Tampa criminal defense attorney blog that many times it makes more sense to work through the case with the State Attorney’s Office to get to a better outcome than simply rushing through a matter. A prime example of this is when we’re able to determine and identify potential defenses and/or mitigating factors in discovery that we would have not been aware of had we simply rushed through the case.
Further, many times we are able to work out plea agreements which require our clients to do certain things in order to get charges reduced or dropped. If we were to simply rush through a case without any consideration and/or negotiation with the State Attorney’s Office, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to get these charges reduced or dropped for our clients. As we’ve told many folks in your situation, it’s more important to get things done right than it is to get things done fast.
If you would like to contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys about the speed and pace your case is progressing, contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Hackworth Law. We always offer free case consultations and are more than happy to discuss the benefits of speeding/slowing your proceeding down. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” in the upper right-hand corner of our website. We appreciate your time and attention in this matter and look forward to working with you.