New York Times: How to Make New York as Progressive on Criminal Justice as Texas

“They claim that there was a gun in the bag. When they tested the bag for fingerprints there were thirteen fingerprints on the bag, none of which matched my clients’. We ultimately won this trial but my client was this close to going to prison. Had we gotten this evidence before, we might have been able to negotiate something where my client didn’t have to go through the stress and emotional turmoil of trial.”

Ashley Burrell, our Supervising Attorney of the Criminal Defense Practice, talks about how New York law prevents defense lawyers from accessing key evidence until the eve or the day of trial video. By preventing access to even the simplest information about a pending case, prosecutors thumb their noses at the presumption of innocence that is owed to every person accused of a crime.

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