Practice Area: Criminal Law

New York State Bar Association President Andrew Brown Calls on State Legislature To Pass Less is More Act Prior to Session’s End

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President T. Andrew Brown today issued an emphatic call for state lawmakers to pass the Less is More Act, a crucial piece of reform legislation that would end reincarceration for individuals alleged to have committed technical parole violations: “The current parole system is the single largest factor in mass … Continued

How High Is Too High?: Examining Opioids and the Law

The opioid epidemic is worse than ever as the global COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world. Dr. Allison Muller (Acri Muller Consulting) said that there is a connection between the two as people with substance abuse issues may be trying different substances now or have a resurgence of their disorder. Muller expects to see an … Continued

The Year in Criminal Justice Legislation: Bail, Discovery, Police Reform

In the midst of an historic pandemic, the legislature enacted changes in two critical areas of the criminal justice system. It enacted changes to the bail and discovery laws it passed last year and, in addition, it passed an expansive package of police reform bills. At the same time, the New York City Council enacted a series of new laws that will have a significant impact on members of the New York City Police Department.