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NJ Supreme Court Endorses the Reopening of Thousands of Detention Hearings

By Andrew Olesnycky Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Bail Reform Act, Pretrial Detainees, Detention Hearing, Criminal Trial, Aolesnycky@stahlesq.com, Jury Trial on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

One of the great tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the thousands of New Jersey pretrial detainees who – despite being presumed innocent and not having been convicted of any crime – are languishing in unsafe conditions in county jails while courts remain closed to jury trials. On February 11, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court endorsed the reopening of thousands of detention hearings by inmates detained for longer than six months, citing the “due process concerns” caused by the unexpectedly lengthy suspension of criminal trials in New Jersey.

Tags: Bail Reform Act, Pretrial Detainees, Detention Hearing, Criminal Trial, Aolesnycky@stahlesq.com, Jury Trial

Federal Bail and Pretrial Detention

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act on Thursday, September 24, 2020

It may come as a surprise to most, including many criminal defense attorneys, that the federal system detains a greater percentage of people arrested than state systems. Since the Bail Reform Act (BRA), enacted in 1984, pretrial detention has significantly increased from 19% in 1985 to 75% in 2019, which is particularly astounding, considering violent crime accounts for only 2% of federal arrests.

Tags: Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act

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