Here’s a post that was suggested by a reader that works within the court system. She suggested that we put up a post and field suggestions from others inside and outside of the court system on how the court system can save money.
Her suggestion was this: As long as you know what you’re being charged with such as a traffic offense, non-custodial cases should be able to plea by written declaration, thereby avoiding an entire appearance and trip to the courthouse and by doing so you automatically waive time for a speedy trial.
She suggests it can be accomplished by statute or might be accomplished by a judicial council endorsed money saving rule of court as long as it was a statewide rule.
She suggests that this alone would offer the court system significant savings and cut traffic lines and court hearings substantially.
What do you think about the idea? Can it work? Does it make sense?
Do you have any ideas to contribute?