The impact should be to make it easier for defense counsel and defendants to access exculpatory evidence which could, in some cases, shed serious doubt on allegations of their crimes. This ruling should help the wrongfully accused and entirely innocent, and prevent some people from being "railroaded." In legalese, it should become easier to establish the "reasonable doubt" needed to argue for the acquittal of a criminal defendant.
Eric Dixon is a New York lawyer who is also admitted to practice in New Jersey. This article is an opinion and is not meant to be legal advice.