LAW AND ORDER

Order Compliance

criminal justice systemOrder compliance is the backbone of the criminal justice system. In the sequence of resolving charges, and filing them, compliance becomes the standard by which admission can be measured. A lot will depend on the judge issuing the order and receiving the documentation of compliance. More will depend on how well the process is tracked from the moment the order is issued to the determination of fulfillment.

Due process

The due process of the order compliance is really only an applicable issue when it is discussed before the order is so noted. It is in the moment of issuance that the order must be amended and challenged, not after you have discovered that there are problems in implementing it. It is a safer bet to move for restrictions on the order to assure that due process is achieved by making sure there are as many opportunities for compliance possible, with a broad enough time frame to make the compliance practical. Making that much more important to have a personal injury lawyer that knows what they’re doing.

Challenging notification

You must have a set standard for notification in your office that is within the legal framework and not deviate from that standard at all. Having a chain of process in the office from receipt of an order to logging and receiving is necessary. Having this documentation will be necessary if you have to challenge notification. By arguing for an admission of a procedure log you can strengthen your stand that notification was not issued properly or in a timely fashion.

Required documentation

The next thing that has to be done with all orders is a log of required process and documentation must be created. This must be the rule book by which you play in order to make sure there can be no challenges to you or your client’s compliance by the prosecutor or officer of the law. Your client must understand the necessity of logging any action that is covered by the order with your office to make sure that there are no gray areas in existence.

Requesting extensions or revisions

Should you discover that you need an extension or revision to the order you must petition the court as soon as possible. Provide logs of attempts at compliance and have an alternative presentation ready when you go. It does not pay to argue verbally for a revision without supporting documentation. Typically, your client does not have to be present and you often can submit a petition without an appearance as well.

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