Lancaster County tests night court sessions
Courtesy Associated Press:
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A county court is piloting Nebraska's first night sessions aimed at accommodating the schedules of workers and parents facing criminal charges.
The first pilot session was on Thursday in Lancaster County Court and the second is scheduled for June 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Advocates say attending court during the day can be burdensome for people who have to take time off work or find babysitters for an indeterminate amount of time.
City Attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick agree it's a more effective use of public resources to process cases during the evening than have people sitting in jail.