NJ Bill Will Allow Judges To Deny Bail To The Violent

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill Monday aimed at reforming the way the state’s criminal courts handle releases on bail, the next step in a process that began with New Jersey’s Supreme Court recommending changes to mitigate inequity and hasten trials.

S-946, which passed the committee with 10 votes and two abstentions, would amend New Jersey’s constitution to change the way a pretrial release is administered. Under the legislation, courts will hold detention hearings to determine whether bail can be denied based on...
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