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Michael Noriega, Esq. Discusses How the Bail Reform Law Will Affect Criminal Trial Practice

Bramnick Rodriguez partner, Michael Noriega, spoke last night to a crowd of attorneys at the West Orange Wilshire Grand Hotel, during the NJ State Bar ICLE seminar “Legal Answers in Emergency Situations.”

The conversation focused, in part, on the upcoming sea of changes to the criminal trial practice based upon the Bail Reform Law that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. The entire criminal trial practice landscape will change. Families will need to know that “their attorneys are ready and familiar with the new changes as the era of Bail Reform rolls in.”

The changes will be significant, in that, defendants charged on complaint-warrants (usually dealing with more serious offenses) will mandatorily be sent to the county jails to await a pretrial release decisions, which must be made in 48 hours. According to Michael, “you will have to gather as much information as possible during this tight time frame in order to present your client in the best light possible before a detention determination is made – lawyers will need to be ready.”

Michael will be speaking again this upcoming week at the Hispanic Bar Association’s 15th Annual Sun, Surf and Seminars, being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His topic will include “the Immigration impact of Criminal Convictions.”

At Bramnick Rodriguez, Michael practices Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Personal Injury. Michael assists in managing the Criminal law and Immigration law sections at Bramnick Rodriguez. If you have a case pertaining to criminal law and need an immigration consultation feel free to reach Michael at (201) 926-3612.

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