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Should municipal court cases still get handled virtually?

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2022 | Criminal Defense, Criminal Law |

Recent global events and upheavals have put a significant spotlight on the progress that digital technology allows everyone to make as a society, and as individuals.

Everyone has seen the changes made as individuals, businesses, corporations and all other walks of life attempted to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Some of these changes could do a lot of good if allowed to carry on, including alterations to municipal courts.

Changes to municipal courts

Law.com takes a crucial look at the changes municipal courts have undergone due to current upheavals and changes in the world. Of course, many of these alterations have fallen under the label of a “temporary measure”, with the intent to return to a status quo after the world begins to settle back into its pace once more.

But what of the changes that benefit others? This applies to municipal court systems, which saw an enormous improvement over the last couple of years.

The benefits of virtual case hearings

In order to handle cases more efficiently, many of them ended up handled via electronic means, without the individual having to physically appear in court. This actually allowed courts to get through cases with greater ease, helping to prevent a clog in the system.

On top of that, it is great for people with accessibility needs, along with anyone suffering from a sickness. They can still attend their case from home.

Of course, some things must still end up tended to in physical court, especially if the case involves higher stakes charges such as DWI cases. But in the event of smaller cases, many believe it is a wiser choice to stick with the changes made in recent years.