Trials can last anywhere from one day to one month. Some could possibly last longer. Criminal trials, depending on the type of charge, or whether there are multiple charges, are typically shorter than Civil trials. Whether it is criminal or civil, trials do not occur as they appear on television - they do not begin and end within an hour segment.
Throughout a trial the Court may take breaks, referred to in the legal field as a recess. Many things happen during a recess. Although the jury may be out of the courtroom, the lawyers and the Judge are often still in the courtroom discussing legal matters.
The lawyers at The Whittemore Law Group, P.A. are experienced trial attorneys. No matter how long a trial takes, we will remain dedicated to our clients throughout the pendency of the trial.