The North Carolina court system is busy. . .really busy. Raleigh criminal defense lawyers like John Fanney spend a tremendous amount of time working through scheduling issues.
Part of legal representation as a defense lawyer is explaining to clients a simple, hard fact. We do NOT control the docket. The State of North Carolina does. They get to call cases when they want to call cases – John Fanney
It doesn’t matter felony vs. misdemeanor or Superior Criminal Court or District Court, the State through the Wake County District Attorney’s Office wields an incredibly powerful tool. Control of the calendar, choosing which criminal defense charge to call and when is a tremendous tactical advantage.