Public Defender

The Legal System Is a 3 Ring Circus, March 2011 by Lenda Beck

Our legal system is a circus one act after another. Officers go out and make
arrests and the legal system plays with the lives of that person until they
get to plea to something, then they all get applause. It is a three ring
circus. The Cops arrest,,... The DA makes big charges and the court appointed
attorneys wheel and deal with a bargain that make all winners.. Except the
accused and they are always guilty of something ,,.cause they keep the
circus running.

DON'T Give Up (Waive) Your Right To a Speedy Trial in California. You're Criminal Case Could Be Dismissed If There is a Lack of Courtrooms and Judges Available In TIme

State high court upholds dismissal of 18 criminal cases in Riverside County because of judges shortage [updated]

The defendants in the two felonies and 16 misdemeanors declined to waive their rights to a speedy trial, forcing a trial judge to dismiss the charges because there were no courtrooms available.

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October 25, 2010 

California's budget crisis has proved a boon for some defendants.

In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of 18 criminal cases, two of them felonies, in Riverside County because there were not enough judges to hear them.