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What Evidence Does the Prosecutor Have to Provide at a New Jersey Bail Hearing?

Since the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Act took effect on January 1st of this year, the courts have presented several significant questions that require further clarification. In the most recent development involving bail reform, the New Jersey Supreme Court delineated the specific evidence that prosecutors must provide to criminal defendants during detention hearings. The overarching purpose of…Continue Reading

New Jersey Appeals Court Addresses Key Questions about Bail Reform

New Jersey implemented its Bail Reform Act, which took effect in January of 2017, to level the playing field for criminal defendants statewide. Bail Reform arose out of a system which significantly favored higher-income defendants over those who may not be in a financial position to post bail. Under the new system, courts employ a risk-assessment…Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Lie Detector Testing for Sex Offenders

The New Jersey Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of mandatory lie detector tests for paroled sex offenders. The questions regarding this issue abound: should a registered sex offender on parole be forced to submit to polygraph tests? Should they be entitled to counsel during these tests? And should they be allowed to invoke their…Continue Reading

New Jersey Official Misconduct Charges Confined to Public Servants

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed that a volunteer member of the First Aid Squad cannot be charged with official misconduct in New Jersey because this position cannot be considered a “public employee.” The aforementioned decision arose in the context of a criminal case against Brandon T. Morrison, a former treasurer of the Pemberton First Aid…Continue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Hears Case on Constitutionality of Internet Ban for Convicted Sex Offenders

In a landmark case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, justices are faced with a fundamental question involving the constitutionality of the current Internet ban that applies to certain convicted sex offenders in the State. As it stands, New Jersey has the discretion to prohibit convicted sex offenders who are sentenced to lifelong community supervision from accessing…Continue Reading

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