Early on with bail reform, released defendants are showing up for court

By Don Lehman

The Post Star quoted Criminal Justice Section Chair Tucker Stanclift on bail reform.

Opponents of New York’s new bail reform have seized on a number of serious criminal cases where those who were released from jail re-offended.

But the purpose of bail has long been to secure a defendant’s reappearance in court. And fears that defendants won’t show up if there is no bail to secure their reappearance do not initially appear to be coming to fruition locally.

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