As reported in several media outlets, in addition to bail reform there is also a new discovery process in the Criminal Procedure law as of January 1, 2020 which includes some “automatic” discovery provisions which basically means the prosecutor needs to hand over certain materials to the defense within a relatively short period of time. Many of the items needing to be provided previously had to be “demanded” by the defense and as a result there were longer time periods involved. The changes are more related to timing and method than content especially regarding witness information and related criminal history background information although there are some provisions that expand the scope of what may need to be provided.
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By Kevin Mahoney on January 9, 2020