Category Archives: Criminal Law

New York State Eliminates Money Bail and Pretrial Detention in Most Cases

In a sweeping reform of current laws Bail and Pretrial Detention will be eliminated in most criminal actions in New York State effective January 1, 2020. Misdemeanors:      With the exception of misdemeanor sex offenses and criminal contempt for violating an order of protection issued in a domestic violence case money bail and pretrial detention…
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“Yes Means Yes” is the new law on New York’s college campuses

Students must obtain affirmative consent for every sexual act; being passive is not consent On July 7, 2015 New York enacted a new law that law requires colleges in New York State to adopt or implement: • A uniform definition of affirmative consent, defining consent as a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants…
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