Tribunal Denies Motions Filed By Former Director of Immigration - She's Going To Trial
Wednesday, August 29 2012 @ 04:10 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Watching these cases slowly grind their way through the legal system is a perfect testament as to why Panama has to switch to the new "accusatory" criminal system. Right now in Panama nothing is done in real time, in front of a judge, as you are probably accustomed to seeing in the United States for example. It's all done on paper, slowly, and it's very easy for a defense lawyer to delay the system literally for years, just by filing a whole stack of motions and petitions - which they normally do when they know their client will eventually be found guilty.