Criminal Case Logjam Resolved in Ca. Court

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Court officials in Norwalk, Ca., say they are resolving a logjam of criminal cases at the Norwalk Court, reports the Whittier Daily News. A snag occurred in the Early Disposition Program, which allows some nonviolent felony defendants to quickly plead guilty to lesser charges in return for reduced sentences. In May, the program handled 200 fewer cases than in April. As a result, those 200 cases went directly to frazzled judges who rushed to complete their daily calendars. Although officials said the problem has been resolved, the logjam appeared to spill over into this month. Lilia Rosenthal, whose son . . .

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