In an effort to expedite the disposition of criminal cases, new judicial processing guidelines have been put into practice.
You watch the news every night, and it feels like people are constantly being arrested and accused of crimes - with many of them pleading their innocence. As a 40-year-old business professional, you know that an arrest could be incredibly detrimental to your career. But you also wonder if the news paints an accurate picture of what things are like in your home state. To get a better idea, here are some key stats from New Jersey.
New bail guidelines went into effect January 1, 2017 under the new Bail Reform. Many defendants are now given the opportunity of being released on their own recognizance, with and without conditions. In the past, monetary bail was required. One of the purposes of this new reform is to avoid the situation here defendants can't come up with a small amount of monetary bail and remain incarcerated until their trial is concluded.