Thursday, October 20, 2005

How Pleasant, No Defendants

My morning was fairly simple today, I had three cases in the Magistrates Court and for each case the Defendants attendance had been excused.

Dealing with Court cases without Defendants is often so much easier. You do not have to wait for the Client to attend, you do not have to take instructions and provide advice on the proceedings, and ushers usually are more likely to call your case on if you sit waiting in Court because they do not have to go in search of the Client who is likely to be anywhere but standing outside of the Court. You just get on and do the job.

My cases were called on quickly and I got out of Court quickly - all very satisfying after yesterdays waiting around for most of the day.

1 comment:

Another Constable said...

Pardon my ignorance, but how does that work? Is it purely for those pleading guilty and being dealt with in their absence?