Counsel's Corner: Cash Bail Reform
(WENY) -- Starting next year, New York State's bail system will be significantly changed following Governor Cuomo's approval of cash bail reform. The measure was signed in April 2019.
Cash bail will be no longer needed for misdemeanors and certain non-violent felony offenses. In this week's edition of Counsel's Corner, Attorney Adam Gee from the Ziff Law Firm offers expert insight in to the topic. We explore what function bail serves in the current system and what challenges the new measure could create for courts and communities.