Information About Bail
In this article, our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney discusses some important information about bail. If you have any questions about bailing someone out of jail or are in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please contact our office today.
Information About Bail | Bail Jumping
In the state of New Jersey, if you’re released on bail, there might be several conditions upon your release. You might have to report to someone on a weekly basis, you might have to wear an ankle bracelet, and there might be a call you have to make each day or every week. Most importantly, you will have to return to court each and every time, on time, because there’s only one way to resolve your case and that’s for you to participate in it with your attorney, so that your attorney can participate with the prosecutor and with the judge on your behalf. You must go back to court if you’re released on bail.
Information About Bail | Bailing Someone Out of Jail
New Jersey has just gone through an extensive bail reform act, and it’s been in effect for quite a while now. The courts are starting this process where they’re trying to avoid incarcerating people for a long period of time while they’re awaiting a trial. There are less people that are having to post bail, unless the charge is very serious, the person has a significant criminal background, or there is a serious risk of them not coming back to court. Almost always, a family or friend can go to either the county sheriff’s department or the county jail and post the bail. If that’s not an option, there’s always an option to go through a bail bondsman. With the Bail Reform Act, there are fewer and fewer people being held, especially on the third-degree and fourth-degree crimes, than there ever were.
If you have any questions, please contact the Law Office of Carl Spector today to discuss your case further. Let our experience work for you.