Salt Lake Justice Court: More Convictions, Fines

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http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,505037341,00.html? In a new Salt Lake City "justice court" that finishes its first year of operation this month, defendants are 11 times less likely to have their traffic tickets dismissed than they were when traffic cases were handled in a state court, the Deseret News reports. A report for the Salt Lake City Council found that state judges dismissed 34 percent of the city's traffic cases during a six-month period in 1998. By comparison, the . . .

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