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Bail Reduction

Toms River NJ Bail Reduction Lawyer

It is important that you understand that the law in New Jersey has undergone significant changes in the area of bail. A defendant no long has an overriding right to bail with many defendants being held in custody until their cases are fully resolved. The attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are well versed in when someone can be properly detained and when they cannot under the new bail law. If your loved one was arrested and charged with an offense that resulted in their being detained at the Ocean County Jail, a lawyer on our staff is prepared to do what it takes to secure his/her release. We are highly experienced defense lawyers with over 100 years in practice between us, including significant time serving as county prosecutors and in municipalities like Brick, Toms River, Stafford, Berkeley and Jackson. Call us at (732) 286-6500 to speak to an attorney who is knowledgeable in bail immediately.

Bail Practices in the State of New Jersey

When a judge sets bail for the defendant, there are many different factors that must be considered:

  1. The seriousness of the crime, the likelihood of conviction, the extent of punishment prescribed in the statute;
  2. The defendant’s criminal record and previous record on bail, if any;
  3. The defendant’s reputation and mental condition;
  4. The length of the defendant’s residence in the community;
  5. The defendant’s family ties and relationships;
  6. The defendant’s employment status, record of employment, and financial condition;
  7. The identity of responsible members of the community who would vouch for defendant’s reliability;
  8. Any other factors demonstrating the defendant’s lifestyle, ties to the community, or risk of failure to appear

A judge is able to release a defendant for any other reasons he may deem permissible. This type of release is a discretionary decision made by the judge, which allows a defendant to avoid paying bail. A judge is also able to impose additional conditions on a defendant’s release according to his or her discretion. Some crimes have restrictions for the amount of bail that can be set, including Murder, Manslaughter, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Carjacking, Arson and Related Offenses.

Pretrial Release & Detention Hearing Defense Attorneys

If you or a loved one is currently in jail, Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help secure his/her release you from imprisonment in the shortest time span possible. Our attorneys will immediately meet with the accused, assess the best arguments to support a release from detention on some form of bail, and prepare a thorough bail motion. You can trust that we will present a comprehensive and effective application based on our long track record of successfully handling criminal cases in Ocean County, including cases arising in Ocean Township, Lacey, Manchester, Lakewood and Barnegat. Contact our office in Toms River now at (732) 286-6500 to speak to lawyer about what we can do to help you. Initial consultations with an attorney on our defense team are free of charge so do not hesitate in calling us.

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