Bail reform that would set more inmates free until proven guilty draws criticism (excerpt from News 12 – Oct 11 2019) Orange County prosecutors voiced their concerns Friday with new state bail reforms that release people accused of serious crimes. Vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide are justRead More →

NY bail reform measure under scrutiny (Excerpt from WTEN 10 News – New York, June 28, 2019) ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This session, lawmakers approved a series of bail reform measures that included eliminating cash bail. A news release from Speaker Heastie’s office released after the budget passed this sessionRead More →

One dangerous bail reform law: The Legislature must fix mistakes that will make New York City neighborhoods more vulnerable to crime (excerpt from NY Daily News – May 28 2019) As part of this year’s budget bill, the Legislature has passed a measure that will greatly reduce the number ofRead More →

Long Island lawmaker wants to tweak bail reforms to aid prosecutors in building cases against drug traffickers (excerpt from Daily News – April 25 2019) ALBANY — A Long Island Republican wants to rollback recently passed criminal justice reforms to ensure drug traffickers can’t escape justice. Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Hempstead)Read More →

N.Y. just helped drug traffickers: Bail reform will make it impossible for prosecutors to hold members of cartels while we build the cases against them (excerpt from the NY Daily News, April 11, 2019) New Yorkers will be shocked to discover that a new bail statute, passed as part ofRead More →