Like a lot of legal questions, the answer is “it depends on the situation.”
Legal time typically is slower than normal time. For most criminal cases, nothing is going on for a while when the prosecutors are processing thousands of cases, and then suddenly there is a lot of activity. Bill is usually able to predict when a case is likely to be resolved or when something significant will happen.
Usually, you will have multiple court appearances every three weeks to a month or so before a case is actually set for trial. That’s just how the system works, and there’s little you can do about that.
Most cases have multiple court setting. Judges often want to sort of monitor defendants to make sure that they are not getting in trouble before the trial date. Many times we will need to wait for evidence to be given to us through a process called “discovery.”
This slow pace can be frustrating when you feel the pressure of criminal charges, but knowing most cases go slow will give you the right expectations.
That said, there are some situations where a case can be resolved quickly, and usually Bill can figure out what pace a particular case will take.See All Questions