New York’s New Bail Laws

Prepared by Senior Executive Assistant District Attorney James C. Quinn

11/19/19 Under the new bail laws, effective January 1, 2020, Judges in New York State cannot set bail on any of the following crimes (and most attempts to commit these crimes), and must release the defendant on non- monetary conditions, regardless of criminal record, ties to the community or previous bench warrants on other cases. See attached photos for laws.