ABKLaw BLOG by Partner Hon. Barry Kamins: New York Law Journal Criminal Law and Procedure column – Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms

Bail, Discovery and Speedy Trial: The New Reforms

In the midst of an historic pandemic, the Legislature enacted amendments to sweeping legislation it had enacted last year: limitations on monetary bail; expansion of discovery in criminal cases; and the enhancement of the right to a statutory speedy trial. In his Criminal Law and Procedure column, Barry Kamins reviews the most significant aspects of the changes.

In the midst of an historic pandemic, the Legislature enacted changes to sweeping legislation it had enacted last year: limitations on monetary bail; expansion of discovery in criminal cases; and the enhancement of the right to a statutory speedy trial. After those changes became effective on January 1st of this year, advocates and prosecutors waged a fierce battle over amending last year’s legislation and both sides came away with some measure of achievement. The amendment to the bail statute is effective July 2nd while the amendment to the discovery legislation became effective on May 3rd. L. 2020, Ch. 56.

 

To Read Full Article: https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/06/01/bail-discovery-and-speedy-trial-the-new-reforms/

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