Bergen County Bail Reduction Motion Lawyers 

Hackensack, New Jersey Bail Reduction Attorneys 

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Facing a criminal charge in New Jersey can threaten your reputation, your livelihood, and many other components of your life. Fortunately, you do not need to travel these uncertain waters alone. An experienced criminal defense attorney can serve as your supporter, your defender, and your advocate as you confront what often seems an insurmountable challenge at the outset. The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are passionate about what they do and dedicated to turning over every rock and pursuing every possible avenue to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. Whether your case involves charges for robbery, credit card fraud, prescription drug offenses or another violation, we will stop at nothing to obtain a successful resolution.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in New Jersey, our lawyers will employ their extensive knowledge of the law, solid connections, deft negotiation skills, and zealous advocacy to help you overcome the allegations against you. Contact our Hackensack offices anytime at (201)-330-4979 to receive a free consultation.

Bail Reduction Motions in New Jersey

A bail reduction motion can be filed by an experienced criminal defense lawyer pursuant to Rule 3:26-2(d). In New Jersey, it is required that the bail be reviewed the day after a person has been arrested and bail has been set. However, this review is not a bail reduction motion. A bail reduction motion is filed by defense counsel in an attempt to convince the court that the bail should be lowered based on the circumstances of the case. Some of the most important factors to be considered by the court on a bail reduction motion include the following:

  • The nature and degree of the charges
  • The defendant’s prior record (if any)
  • The defendant’s reputation in the community
  • The defendant’s connections to the community, including any property ownership, family ties, employment, etc.
  • The defendant’s likelihood and ability to flee if released on bail

A bail reduction motion, pursuant to the rule, must be heard within seven (7) days. The hearing will be held before a Superior Court judge in the county in which the case is venued. The judge will consider the applicable bail guidelines, the current bail amount that has been set, and the above factors when deciding whether to reduce the bail. In some cases, the State (the county prosecutor) and the defense can agree upon a lower bail amount, and the judge will typically allow this reduction if both parties consent to the new bail amount.

Contact an Attorney for a Bail Reduction Motion in Bergen County, New Jersey

If you or a loved one is in need of a bail reduction motion, contact Travis J. Tormey for immediate assistance. Mr. Tormey is extremely familiar with the process and can walk you through this difficult situation. Mr. Tormey has been very successful over the years in having bail amounts reduced after filing a bail reduction motion. Contact his offices anytime at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation.


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