Bergen County Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) Attorneys
Criminal Defense Lawyers with Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey
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 aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, burglary, or another offense, 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.
The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) in New Jersey
The New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) provides certain offenders who are sentenced to state prison an opportunity to work their way back into the community under intensive supervision before they are eligible for parole. The Intensive Supervision Program is, as the name implies, “intense.” Success is not assured and therefore, the program may not be suited for every person facing a prison term. Not everyone is eligible for ISP. Those that are ineligible include the following:
- Convicted and sentenced for a first-degree crime
- Convicted of homicide
- Convicted of vehicular homicide
- Convicted of robbery
- Convicted of a sex crime
If you have been convicted of another offense, then you may be eligible for the ISP program in New Jersey. The ISP program requires the offender to present a plan that will give full assurance to a Screening Board and a Resentencing Panel of Judges that his or her return into the community will not jeopardize the public’s safety and will result in a positive social adjustment. In addition, the participant must continue to demonstrate to staff and the Resentencing Panel that he or she should be allowed to continue to participate in the program.
The Screening Board consists of a three-member panel that is responsible for screening applicants and recommending or denying placement into ISP. The Screening Board will review your pre-sentence report and recommend you into ISP. The Panel of Judges will then consider your application. If the Panel of Judges denies your application because you were not considered a viable candidate, then you will receive a rejection letter. Otherwise, an officer will contact you to schedule an interview. The officer typically inquires about the defendant’s plans for living, treatment, and employment if they are released from prison. The defendant is immediately released from prison when the application process concludes and the defendant has been accepted into ISP.