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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vs. the New Jersey Bail System

Last updated 4 years ago

Over the past week, Governor Chris Christie has restated his desire to change New Jersey’s current constitution in order to give judges the ability to deny bail for repeat violent offenders. Gov. Christie argues that by providing bail to people accused of a violent crime, it offers the potential for them to wreak havoc on the streets.  Currently New Jersey’s constitution guarantees everyone the right to bail, except defendants in death penalty cases. 

"The change is parallel to the federal system, aims to provide our courts with the ability to keep dangerous offenders in jail and off community streets rather than give them an opportunity to commit further acts of violence, intimidate witnesses until the time of their trial," Christie said at a press conference in Middlesex, NJ.

According to NJ.com, “The proposal has drawn criticism from defense attorneys, who argue judges already have the discretion to keep an offender behind bars until trial by setting a high bail.”

Today bail bond agents are the ones who help people facing criminal charges to stay out of prison during the months and years that can pass before their case has been decided. It is during this period when the American justice system presumes that a person is innocent until proven guilty. 

The bail bond agents at 24 Seven Bail Bonds can answer many of your questions about the criminal justice system. We provide effective representation to ensure that you or a loved receives bail. For more information, call us at (732) 418-2245.

 

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