Special courts for military veterans expanding across the U.S.

KEVIN FREKING | AP
Published: 09/02/2013

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former National Guardsman Paul Piscitelli is in Philadelphia Municipal Court to answer to drug and theft charges.

Elijah Peters, who served in the Army in Afghanistan and Iraq, was arrested twice for assault.

Like all the defendants appearing before Judge Patrick Dugan on a recent Wednesday, Piscitelli and Peters are veterans who chose to have their cases handled in a special court established for those once in the military.

More than justice is meted out.

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