Two weeks into criminal justice reform, and prosecutors say they’re struggling to keep up

By David Hammond

We’re two weeks into the new criminal justice reform here in New York state. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen push-back and support for bail reform and the new discovery law. It’s a controversial new law prompting the release of hundreds of suspects across the state. It’s also sparking outrage from district attorneys, sheriffs, and local police departments. Judges here in New York no longer have discretion, something New Jersey’s law allows to let the judge consider a suspect’s threat to the community. Read Full Article

About the Author
David is a former military prosecutor and defense lawyer with over a decade of experience fighting for service members and their families. He served nine years and two combat tours as an active duty US Army officer, then joined the Reserves and settled down in Syracuse to be near family. Now representing people across Central New York charged with serious felonies, misdemeanors, DWIs, and traffic offenses, he puts the same level of commitment into his civilian law practice. If you have any questions regarding this article, you can contact David here.