18 Cases in Two Days After New Criminal System Is Implemented
Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 02:22 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The biggest improvement with the implementation of this new system is speed of processing the cases. Panamanians are accustomed to anything in the legal system taking forever, and for the system to be very slow. So, it's a "holy crap" moment when these cases are presented before a judge and decided, very often on the same day that the crime occurs. A guy get's drunk, beats up his wife, the cops show up and arrest him, and he's convicted and sentenced by the judge, all within a few hours. And everyone goes "wow..."