DA’s Office Will Handle Traffic Prosecutions

Part of overhaul to end corrupt system.

CBS Philly reports that the DA’s office will now handle traffic prosecutions in Philly.

After several traffic court judges were indicted on ticket-fixing charges, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opted to fold Philadelphia Traffic Court into Municipal Court, and now Mayor Nutter and others have revealed how the new Traffic Court will operate.

The biggest change is that four assistant district attorneys and ten paralegals from the DA’s office will handle prosecution of the cases.

The team is expected to process 500 cases a day; Mayor Nutter said he plans to add $800,000 to the DA’s budget to pay for the positions.