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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:08

Fast Track Courts To Reduce Backlog Of Criminal Cases

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The Judiciary is taking steps to reduce the backlog of cases in the criminal High Courts.

It's introducing what it calls the "Fast Track Court."

This means there will be High Court sittings in Port of Spain, San Fernando and Tobago over the long vacation period, starting from August 2nd.

The Judiciary says judges have been rostered and matters are being listed.

The cases listed for hearing are non-capital matters which have no more than two accused persons and which are able to be determined in a three to five day period.

Cases in which persons wish to plead guilty or have the benefit of a Maximum Sentence Hearing (MSI) have also been listed.

The Judiciary says the aim of the Fast Track Court is to ensure that matters that can be tried within a short period of time are heard and determined.

It says only matters in which Attorneys and their clients are ready to proceed have been or will be listed for the Fast Track Courts.

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