City of Dallas Finds “Fair Trials” to be Inconvenient

The City of Dallas recently commissioned a report to discover why they weren’t wringing the maximum amount of dollars out of traffic tickets.  Among the shocking findings: municipal judges were properly exercising their discretion in allowing Defendants resets in order to hire lawyers and dismissing cases when the officer doesn’t bother to show up.  Their recommendation: eliminate your constitutional right to a fair trial in municipal court.  I’ve noticed a trend in recent years in municipal courts and this just fits in with it: make it as hard as possible for people to do anything but pay the fine.


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