Moving the Tampa courthouse to Brandon? No way!

Moving the criminal courthouse to Brandon??  You can take the following quote, and substitute any criminal attorney’s name, any juror’s name, or any litigant’s name, and all of us would agree:

Criminal defense attorney Brian Gonzalez said he is at the courthouse five days a week at 8 a.m., leaving for the lunch break at noon and returning for the afternoon court sessions at 1:30. He points out that the state attorney’s and public defender’s offices are also downtown, where employees can easily push case files to the courthouse and back.“It would be gridlock to try to get out there in the mornings and afternoons,” Gonzalez said, referring to Falkenburg Road. “That would be the most insane thing I have ever seen for the 29 years I’ve been practicing criminal law.”

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