New York's new criminal justice reform law, that eliminates bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Police and prosecutors strongly object to the long list of felonies that no longer will result in requiring suspects to be held on bail until trial. Crimes that will allow suspects to be immediately released without bail include assault in the third degree, aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old, criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, resisting arrest, criminal sale of a firearm to a minor, promoting a sexual performance by a child, criminal sale of drugs to children, and arson in the third degree. -GEG
The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York released a list of charges that will no longer qualify a suspect to be held on bail, WTEN reported.