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18 Cases in Two Days After New Criminal System Is Implemented

Law & LawyersA total of eighteen (18) cases have already been decided, in just two days since the implementation of the new Accusatory Criminal System in the Fourth Judicial District, in the provinces of Herrera and Los Santos. In the province of Herrera there have been twelve cases - four for domestic violence, five for theft, two for burglary, and one for the crime against life and personal integrity. In the province of Los Santos there have been six cases - four were for domestic violence, and two for personal injury. In these two days there have been ten hearings held before the Judge of the Fourth Judicial District. Of these, three were for the legalization of apprehension, three for pressing charges, two for a stay of proceedings, and two for protective measures. (Dia a Dia)

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..."

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18 Cases in Two Days After New Criminal System Is Implemented
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 02:55 PM EDT

* Applause* Improvements in the justice system of panama is one of the most overdue and most needed of developments in the country, this is very encouraging, thanks for pointing it out to people Don!