Having a pending criminal case can be an overwhelming and stressful thing.
Your future goals or freedoms could be on the line. You might have trouble
concentrating at work, sleeping at night, or even maintaining relationships
that have become strained because of your upcoming case. Many people just
want to know when it will all be over and they can officially put the
whole ordeal behind them. The answer to this question depends on a number
Our experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer has helped numerous clients
through the criminal case process and put their charges behind them. He
shares what you should know about the length of criminal cases in Arizona.
You Might Not Want a Quick Trial
As much as you might want it to all be over, a quick trial isn’t
always in your favor. Obstacles have been set up to help protect defendants
for judges and prosecutors that just want to push a case through. Now,
it could take a while to analyze the evidence found and properly identify
whether or not the defendant is attached to it. With the help of a criminal
defense attorney, you can ensure that your case isn’t just pushed
through the system.
Domestic Violence Cases
A longer domestic violence case can work for the defendant as well. Because
domestic violence charges are so emotionally charged, a longer case can
allow for each party to distance themselves from the incident and speak
about it objectively. If you were falsely accused, there is a good chance
that the truth will begin to reveal itself.
When a Quick Trial Is in Your Favor
There are instances when speeding up your trial could be in your favor.
For example, being charged of a crime can prevent you from applying for
certain jobs. Quickly resolving your case can help you make sure your
entire life is not put on hold or subjected to your charges. You can also
expedite your case due to witness availability. If one of your key witnesses
will be leaving the state soon, you may want to speed up the process to
ensure you use them while they are still available.
When finding out how long your case will take, it is essential to speak
with the criminal defense lawyer that is representing you. At our firm,
Jason Lamm can inform you on whether speeding up or slowing down the process
will be most beneficial to you and the success of your case.
Learn more about the circumstances of your case in a consultation.