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  • NJ A2007
  • Restricts bail options for second and subsequent offenses occurring while released.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
The New Jersey Court Rules contain provisions for the posting of bail in criminal matters. A number of options are available including the posting of full cash, a surety bond or a bail bond. Rule 3:26 also provides that a bail requirement may be satisfied by the deposit of cash in the amount of ten percent of the amount of bail fixed. N.J.S.A.2A:162-12 imposes restrictions on the ten percent option in cases involving serious offenses. Under this section, persons charged with crimes of the first or second degree cannot use the 10% cash option as a method of posting bail. This bill would create a presumption in favor of the court designating the posting of cash bail when a defendant is charged for a second or subsequent time with other offenses involving a petty disorderly persons offense, a disorderly persons offense, a crime of the fourth degree or a crime of the third degree. Under this bill, the graduated amounts are as follows: 50% cash option for a second offense; and 100% cash option for a third or subsequent offense.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
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