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Lawmakers say there are misconceptions about new NY bail laws

Lawmakers say there are misconceptions about new NY bail laws

WNYT Staff
Created: December 05, 2019 11:34 AM

The discussion continues over New York's new bail laws set to take effect on January 1.

Lawmakers at the state Capitol are talking about what they say are misconceptions about this new law.

The law would take away a judge's discretion to decide whether to set bail.

The effects of this new law are already showing up in the high profile case against Harvey Weinstein, who's due back in court ahead of the start of his sexual assault trial.

He is currently free on $1 million bail and has a bail hearing now scheduled for Friday.


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