Supreme Court Establshes New Ticket Dismissal Procedures – Directive 02-08
As a result of several recent incidents involving the purported improper disposition of tickets by municipal court judges, the Supreme Court has completely revised the procedures that are to be utilized when tickets are to be dismissed. The general goals to be accomplished by the Directive are to ensure transparency and accountability in the dismissal process. All dismissal applications must be made on the record with the active participation of the prosecutor. Police accountability is also required for tickets that were issued in error, are incomplete, spoiled or otherwise invalid.
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