If you or a loved one has been arrested in New Jersey, you will find out that bail reform has changed the legal landscape. In fact, recent laws passed by the NJ legislature could affect your potential release from police custody while your criminal charges are pending. A lot of defendants can now be released without bail, depending on the types of criminal charges that they face. However, defendants who face particularly serious felony charges, such as murder, carjacking, or illegal handgun possession, could be held without bail until their case is resolved.
It is critically important that you contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who understands the recent changes to bail reform in NJ and who can help you secure your release from police custody as soon as possible. Call NJ criminal defense lawyer Adam M. Lustberg today.