Manhattan DA hopefuls pledge support for eliminating ‘trial tax’, other criminal justice reforms

Seven candidates looking to become the next chief prosecutor of Manhattan committed to various criminal justice reforms in a questionnaire put forth two groups representing criminal defense attorneys.

The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers published on June 16 the results of their questionnaire sent to the candidates focused on how each prospective district attorney would focus on trial penalty in cases before their office.

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