Bail Conditions & Restrictions
New Jersey Bail Conditions Attorney
NJ Bail Restrictions Lawyer
Union County, New Jersey Bail Attorney
Former County and Municipal Court Prosecutor and Current Public Defender
When a judge sets bail requiring cash bond only, it can be almost impossible to obtain release before trial, especially when the set sum is tens of thousands of dollars. When this happens, an experienced New Jersey lawyer can help reduce your bail by filing a bail reduction motion requesting that the court reduce the amount of bail to a more modest amount. It is important to have an attorney who is well respected in the local courts and has experience handling bail matters in New Jersey.
My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, from The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, a Union County NJ criminal defense and municipal court attorney with more than 35 years of experience. I am a former union county and municipal court prosecutor, current public defender who has established strong relationships of trust with the local judges. I have been obtaining fair bail sums for charged individuals for over 35 years in Union County. I successfully obtained thousands of orders granting motions for bail reduction in New Jersey courts so that my clients can prepare for trial in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by their families. Being in jail can be a frightening experience, if you or a loved one needs help reducing a bail sentence in New Jersey, contact me today to discuss your options. The consultation is free at 908-643-6801 and you may call anytime, day or night, 24/7, and have your consultation by phone or in person.
NJ Bail Restrictions
When a person is charged with a first or second degree crime, usually a judge will impose a restriction on bail. Such restriction might be requiring the entire bail sum to be posted in cash or that the sum is secured by an interest in property coupled with an additional $20,000 fee. In bail matters, restrictions are imposed to make sure that if the defendant is released from custody before the trial, he will return to court when required. The presiding judge has a lot of authority and control over whether to impose these restrictions. Crimes that often trigger such restrictions include the following:
- Possession or Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Sexual assault
- Theft by Extortion
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Eluding an Officer
- Resisting Arrest
- Weapons Offenses
- Gang related Crimes
NJ Bail Conditions
When a judge sets bail, he can require certain conditions to be met in order for the defendant to be released. An example of such conditions might be to make the defendant give up his passport prior to release from jail in order to ensure that the defendant will not try to flee the country before trial. Another common condition is to require the defendant not to contact the alleged victim, or to stay physically away from the alleged victim’s residence, place of employment, or family. Judges have a lot of discretion in enforcing these conditions, and can require them whenever they feel it’s necessary, even for a crime that is not very serious. Because judges have so much discretion in these cases, it is important to hire a local attorney who is familiar with the local judges and their individual tastes. This will ensure that you are cast in the very best light before the judge on your case.
Always Have an Attorney Handle Your Bail Proceedings
I understand how upsetting it can be when bail is set extremely high or difficult conditions are attached to a loved one’s release. When an attorney vouches for the reliability of a client, that attorney’s reputation is on the line, so make sure to get an attorney who is trusted and respected by the local judges.
I am one of the most well reputed criminal attorneys in New Jersey, and I have over 35 years of experience lowering bail and eliminating conditions so that my clients can be as comfortable as possible during the resolution of their charge. During the period before trial, it is important for the defendant to spend time with his family and work with his attorney to build a solid defense. I know what is required to obtain the results you need, and I will uncompromisingly assert your rights until we get them.
The law offices of Anthony N. Palumbo defends individuals charged with drug crimes throughout New Jersey in Middlesex County, Essex County, Union County including the towns of, Elizabeth, Cranford, Linden, Westfield, Clark, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Plainfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Garwood.