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Dismissal of 750 cases likely

Not all charges will be refiled in the cases in Family Court, the city prosecutor says

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">For more than a decade at least, Oahu's Family Court judges ignored court rules in handling thousands of misdemeanor domestic abuse cases without holding a second arraignment for defendants when required.</span></p>
<p>Defense attorneys didn't complain, but when Hono&shy;lulu lawyer Steven Barta realized his client charged with domestic abuse didn't receive the second arraignment, he challenged the process.</p>
~~

For more than a decade at least, Oahu's Family Court judges ignored court rules in handling thousands of misdemeanor domestic abuse cases without holding a second arraignment for defendants when required.

Defense attorneys didn't complain, but when Hono­lulu lawyer Steven Barta realized his client charged with domestic abuse didn't receive the second arraignment, he challenged the process. Login for more...



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