Court system close to chaos in Estepona

The President of the Court of Malaga, Francisco Javier Arroyo has admitted that, after looking at the current crime statistics in Estepona, the town would need a total of nine courts to handle the volume of criminal cases that are currently pending in the Estepona judicial district.

According to Arroyo, the high crime level within the Estepona judicial district, has led to “a situation close to chaos,” despite the “efforts of all members of these courts.”

Estepona currently has just five courts and last year they handled 4,800 criminal cases and 16,000 civil penalties.