Friday, April 3, 2015

Courts Must Consider Firearm Use or Possession and Certain Protection Order Violations When Making Bail Decisions in Domestic Cases.

From the Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives:
CPL 510.30 was revised to require criminal courts to consider an arrested individual’s history of use or possession of firearms, and any violation of an order of protection issued by any court for the protection of a member or members of the same family or household as such term is defined in CPL 530.11(1), whether or not the order is currently in effect, when considering release on recognizance or setting bail requirements for those charged with a crime or crimes against a family or household member.