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Criminal Justice System: How It Works
gavel and scalesThe criminal justice system is complex, and can be confusing to persons not familiar with criminal law. Our guide is designed to explain and clarify the criminal justice process in Pierce County.

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Criminal Justice System Flow Chart

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