POSTED: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 5:44am
Overburdened court system: the reason for dismissals
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; about 22,000 traffic tickets were dismissed in a single month in Houston this summer - nearly half the number issued during that span, according to state data.
The substantial number of dismissals, which costs the city millions in lost revenue, is a result of an overburdened court system reliant on plea bargaining, according to police union officials and attorneys. To read more on this story, head to The Houston Chroncle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Ticket-dismissals-cost-Houston-thanks-to-plea-3834067.php