2015 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2A - ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Section 2A:162-20 - Information considered in determination of pretrial detention.

NJ Rev Stat § 2A:162-20 (2015) What's This?

2A:162-20 Information considered in determination of pretrial detention.

6.In determining in a pretrial detention hearing whether no amount of monetary bail, non-monetary conditions or combination of monetary bail and conditions would reasonably assure the eligible defendant's appearance in court when required, the protection of the safety of any other person or the community, or that the eligible defendant will not obstruct or attempt to obstruct the criminal justice process, the court may take into account information concerning:

a.The nature and circumstances of the offense charged;

b.The weight of the evidence against the eligible defendant, except that the court may consider the admissibility of any evidence sought to be excluded;

c.The history and characteristics of the eligible defendant, including:

(1)the eligible defendant's character, physical and mental condition, family ties, employment, financial resources, length of residence in the community, community ties, past conduct, history relating to drug or alcohol abuse, criminal history, and record concerning appearance at court proceedings; and

(2)whether, at the time of the current offense or arrest, the eligible defendant was on probation, parole, or on other release pending trial, sentencing, appeal, or completion of sentence for an offense under federal law, or the law of this or any other state;

d.The nature and seriousness of the danger to any other person or the community that would be posed by the eligible defendant's release, if applicable;

e.The nature and seriousness of the risk of obstructing or attempting to obstruct the criminal justice process that would be posed by the eligible defendant's release, if applicable; and

f.The release recommendation of the pretrial services program obtained using a risk assessment instrument under section 11 of P.L.2014, c.31 (C.2A:162-25).

L.2014, c.31, s.6.


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