Lawyers in UK claim new rules to ‘speed up’ trials resulting in miscarriages of justice

A new policy, called ‘Stop Delaying Justice’, introduced to ‘streamline’ trials in the lowers courts in England and Wales (the Magistrate’s Courts), may be leading to an increase in miscarriages of justice according to lawyers. The strict time restrictions are forcing people to plead guilty without seeing the evidence against them first. In one case, a defendant was asked to plead guilty before seeing crucial fingerprint evidence. He refused, and the fingerprint evidence later proved his innocence. Read more about the investigation into such cases on the BBC:

Lawyers claim new policy causes miscarriages of justice

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