Justice delayed is justice denied

A situation or a circumstance that merits justice must be given it on time. If justice is given late, it is as bad as denying justice and thus being unjust. Timely justice in any case will bring solace to the aggrieved party and repentance and regret to the guilty. If just action is not initiated on time, both parties are affected - the guilty will get over the feeling of guilt and remorse while the victimized party might lose hope and faith in the law and consequently in life. Delayed justice can also lead to loss or erosion of values.