Judge Seamus McCaffery
The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court is following up on a consultant’s report to fix the ‘failure to appear in court’ rate in Philadelphia, by throwing defendants in jail.
The program would be for nonviolent offenders only.
State senator Mike Stack wants to put the brakes on a car registration renewal until the owner has paid all outstanding liabilities arising out of certain court proceedings.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery says Philadelphia is the only jurisdiction in the state in which people are routinely required to testify at preliminary hearings for property crimes.