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Dominican Republic has more than 6,000 people in contempt of court

Santo Domingo.- There are 6,241 people in contempt of court in the National District alone, since the Criminal Procedure Code took effect in 2004,  according to figures compiled by

Of that number 3,904 have been indicted on rulings by the Instruction courts and decisions handed down by panel courts.

Moreover, 71 have also been convicted by courts in the various jurisdictions, for drug trafficking and consumption, money laundering, murder, larceny, fraud, domestic violence, among other offenses. There are currently 487 convicts on the loose.

But many of those declared in contempt didn’t face incarceration, and regular court appearance, bond, house arrest, among others instead, which made it easy for them to fall through the judicial system’s cracks and avert proceedings.

Among the most common violations figure either failing to comply with the conditions to grant bail or failing to appear after being served a subpoena to continue the process in compliance with legal requirements, for which they are declared in contempt.

Fugitives Capture Dept. director Minerva Batista on Monday asked the citizens with information on the whereabouts of those people to contact the National District Office of the Prosecutor, located on the fourth floor of the Pacio de Justicia de Ciudad Nueva with anonymity guaranteed.

Source: DT

July 12, 2016

Category: DR News |

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