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Written by attorney Jeffrey Linehan

What Crimes Still Keep New Yorkers Held on Bail?

As of May 9, 2022, the bail laws of New York State have changed once again following the 2020 reforms that drastically reduced the offenses for which a judge can set bail or order a defendant held in jail before trial.

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Courts may still impose numerous conditions on a criminal defendant, such as restrictions on travel, pre-trial supervision by a state agency, bans on contacting witnesses/victims, participation in programs, or in rare cases, electronic monitoring by means such as an ankle bracelet. If you are the defendant in a bail-eligible prosecution, speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney about advocating for the least restrictive condition in your case.

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