Case Management Order: Committee Wants Change

Published December 11, 2015 | By admin

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A committee of bail bondsmen, judges and attorneys say new mandates from the state Supreme Court have resulted in violent suspects being arrested and then walking right back out on the streets.

The case management order calls for arraignment to happen within 10 days after the indictment, arrest or filing of the criminal information, whichever is later. It is designed to speed up trials and ease jail overcrowding. An apparent side effect of the rule is repeat offenders being released back onto the streets.

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