Harvey Weinstein appears in NY court for bail hearing

New York lawmakers eliminated cash bail for most nonviolent crimes in April, and Friday's hearing was scheduled to inform Weinstein of the reforms set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

The new law is intended for individuals facing less-serious charges and will make the criminal justice system more fair for lower-income defendants.

Legal experts says Friday's hearing is not expected to have much impact on Weinstein's case.

The 67-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges brought over allegations of sexual misconduct toward two female accusers in 2006 and 2013.

Last month, a New York judge denied Weinstein's request to dismiss the two predatory sexual assault charges.

A trial is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020. Weinstein could face a life sentence if convicted.

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