Early resolution program aims to unclog courts

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Early resolution program aims to unclog courts

By stephen hunt
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Jan 20, 2011 11:59AM MDT
A significant percentage of Salt Lake County’s felony and class A misdemeanor cases could be resolved within a month of charges being filed, if a new Early Case Resolution program lives up to expectations.
ECR calls for prosecutors to quickly identify cases that are easy to resolve — mainly property, drug and public nuisance cases where no legal questions are at issue.
At arraignment, prosecutors will provide defendants with a plea offer, as well as their sentencing recommendation.
Defendants w…
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