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Lagana Introduces Bill to Allow Counties to Establish Central Municipal Drug Courts to Relieve Overburdened Municipal Courts

Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) has introduced a bill that would provide relief to municipal courts dealing with heavy caseloads by allowing counties in New Jersey to establish a central municipal drug court to specifically deal with minor drug-related cases.

"Many municipal courts are overburdened. Many of these courts are inundated with heavy caseloads which can make an already onerous legal process even more challenging," said Lagana. "Giving counties the option to establish a court to deal solely with minor drug-related cases would help ease the burden on municipal courts and make for a more efficient and fair judicial process."

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