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Prosecutor’s Staff Loves Trial Period Jury Trials Are Up, And Plea Bargains Are Down Under New Boss

This sidebar appeared with the story: TRIAL SURGE Spokane County Superior Court is on pace to set a record for criminal trials in a year. Following are statistics comparing the first six months of this year to the same period in 1994: Criminal trials - 1994: 48, 1995: 60 Days spent in trial - 1994: 42*, 1995: 98* Criminal filings - 1994: 1,140, 1995: 1,316 *January through May Source: Superior Court

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