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Peter A. Crusco Peter A. Crusco

On Jan. 1, 2020, the new legislation regarding criminal discovery and statutory speedy trial went into effect. See, e.g., People v. Percell, 2020 NY Misc LEXIS 479 (Crim. Ct., NY Co., Feb. 10, 2020). At the time of its enactment, many stalwarts in the criminal justice arena including many progressive district attorneys praised the reforms as improving the cause of justice. Nevertheless, even those stalwart progressive DA’s came to acknowledge in one way or another that they were understaffed, unprepared and unfunded for the new requirements and coming digital deluge.

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