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How do they Determine Bail in NJ?

Essex County Bail Hearing Lawyers The laws on bail in New Jersey changed significantly with the enactment of Bail Reform. Since then, a person’s ability to post bail doesn’t determine whether or not they get out of jail. Now, specifically designed tools are used to examine a given case and a unique defendant before he… Read More

Intake for Criminal Charges in Essex County NJ

What Happens when You’re Arrested in Essex County? “Intake” in the criminal context means the first step in a criminal case. It will involve an arrest, charging you with a crime, and booking you. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime for the first time, this process can be very… Read More

Screening Process in Essex County NJ Criminal Cases

What is the Screening Process for Essex County Criminal Charges? Every charge that involves an indictable crime is “screened” by the Prosecutor’s Office in Essex County, New Jersey. The screening process determines whether the case properly charges someone with an indictable crime that should be handled in Essex County Superior Court. The same process does… Read More

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