Trial Proceedings

You have a First Amendment right to attend criminal trials, Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia, 448 U.S. 555, 580(1980). This includes the preliminary hearing and the jury selection process. In addition, there is a strong presumption toward public trials under New...

How to Secure Bail in New York

Will I have to post bail in order to be released from custody? This depends on a number of factors, including the effectiveness of your attorney in communicating to the court the reasons why you should be released without having to post any bail or with a low bail....

In what ways can bail be paid?

According to the Department of Corrections web site: the New York City Department of Corrections will accept the following forms of cash bail: United States cash for the full amount Cashier’s/Tellers’ checks, in any amount not greater than the bail amount...

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