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Toronto criminal lawyer J.S. Vijaya tells the Toronto Star, in a story about Newmarket’s triage court set up to cut unnecessary appearances, that a concern is the proximity of the plea court encourages more plea bargains earlier in the process, sometimes without legal advice or disclosure.
“The criminal justice system, given the consequences, should not be rushed,” says criminal lawyer J.S. Vijaya. “People should not be forced to make a decision until they know what cards lay on the table.” Read Toronto Star Story