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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.

What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
I was out of state on a family emergency and I had to retain council asap as a boy friend was sitting in county jail with the new no bail point system and Mr marshal and staff made me feel Soo much better knowing that my detained loved one was in such great hands! He spoke to me as I was outta state kept in touch allowed me to work out payment due to the situation and just all out the difference in my bfs voice alone with all the medical problems and such he was going threw sounded better than he had since the first day he was there and was Soo happy that Mr marshal went that day retained to see him in the jail and have him ready for court which wasn't supposed to be till Friday but again Mr marshall and team got it so we can get him now on wendsday and all I have to say is if your looking for a real down to earth lawyer that will work with you and help in anyway possible and I can't for get the team at the office TONI and everyone else thank you again I'd give 100 stars if I could! Nicole J.
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