Thursday, February 23, 2017

Municipal prosecutors advised not to reduce traffic tickets to no point violations for teen drivers


Municipal prosecutors advised not to reduce traffic tickets to no point violations for teen drivers

  This does not prohibit a hiring an attorney to plea bargain or have a trial to reduce to two point violations or for more serious violations. Hiring a good trial attorney will usually cost more than $500.
Inexperienced young attorneys sometimes charge less.

Attorney General Directs No Plea Bargains for Teen Drivers 2008
Trenton, NJ – Following a key recommendation of the Teen Drivers Study Commission, Attorney General Anne Milgram has directed municipal prosecutors not to offer or accept plea bargains to teen drivers with Graduated Drivers’ Licenses for motor vehicle violations that carry points.
The directive is aimed at ensuring that new drivers participate in driver improvement programs that are mandatory for young drivers who accumulate three or more points. The directive specifically bars pleas to a violation of operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, a plea that avoids the assessment of points.
The Teen Drivers Study Commission recommended the action because a provision of the Graduated Drivers License system had been undermined by plea offers to no-point offenses.
“It is necessary for prosecutors to differentiate GDL holders from regular licensees when determining an appropriate plea offer,” Milgram wrote in a memorandum sent to all municipal and county prosecutors on Wednesday. “GDL holders are probationary drivers and it is entirely appropriate that they be held strictly accountable for all motor vehicle violations.’’
A GDL holder who is charged with a motor vehicle violation does not have a sustained record of safe and lawful driving, which is an important factor that prosecutors consider when determining negotiated resolution of charges. Therefore, pleading motor vehicle violations to no-point offenses allows GDL drivers to escape remedial measures and leaves high-risk and inexperienced drivers on the road.
“The need to deter and remediate driving offenses is greater with respect to new, young drivers,’’ Milgram said.
Pam Fischer, the director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the chairwoman of the Teen Driver Study Commission, said, “This directive represents a significant step forward in our efforts to ensure that teen drivers are not only kept safe and free from harm behind the wheel, but when they do violate motor vehicle laws, they are properly sanctioned and receive training that will protect them in the future. We now have a way to effectively identify teens that have demonstrated unsafe driving behaviors and address them before they result in tragedy on our roadways.
“One of 14 priority recommendations made by the Division, the directive is a major step forward for safety. The Commission thanks the Attorney General for her commitment to teen driver safety and looks forward to continuing to work closely with her, the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature as we move forward with the Commission’s recommendations to help reduce crashes and save lives.”
A copy of the directive and the full Teen Driver Study Commission report is available on line at www.njsaferoads.com.
View directive - 115k pdf


See also http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/no_more_plea_bargains_for_nj_t.html

Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules Directive #06-16

Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules 

Directive #06-16 
[Supersedes Directive #9-05]  Administrative Office of the Courts 
GLENN A. GRANT, J.A.D. 
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts 
www.njcourts.com • Phone: 609-984-0275 • Fax: 609-984-6968 
To: Assignment Judges 
From: Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. 
Subj: 
Date: December 30, 2016 
This Directive promulgates revised Statewide Bail Schedules and sets forth the permissible use of Bail Schedules when setting monetary bail. It is effective January 1, 2017 and supersedes Directive # 9-05 and all subsequent supplements to that directive. 
The following summarizes the use of Bail Schedules if monetary bail is being considered on or after January 1, 2017: 
1. The Bail Schedules will not be used to impose monetary bail for an “eligible defendant” as a condition of pretrial release. 
2. For indictable offenses, the Bail Schedules will only continue to be used for defendants arrested on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted thereafter in Superior Court. 
3. For disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses, the Bail Schedules will continue to be used for the following non-eligible defendants if monetary bail is being considered for: 
a. A defendant initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
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Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • PO Box 037 • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037 
b. A defendant initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017 who thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon 
issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
c. A defendant charged with a petty disorderly persons offense: 
(1) Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
(2) If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
Overview 
It is strongly emphasized that the monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules continue to be advisory, not preset. An individualized assessment of the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court shall be conducted when considering or setting monetary bail. Releasing a defendant on his or her own recognizance (R.O.R.) is permissible for any offense where the judge/judicial officer deems it appropriate. 
The advisory monetary ranges contained in the Bail Schedules have not changed. The advisory monetary bail ranges for attempts or conspiracies to commit crimes should continue to generally be the same as for the actual substantive crimes. 
For persons charged with fourth degree crimes, disorderly persons offenses, or petty disorderly person offenses, ordinarily the maximum statutory bail amount is $2500. For good cause shown, however, a higher monetary bail may be imposed after evaluation of a defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court. See N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1. See also State v. Steele, 430 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2013), subsequent appeal dismissed 223 N.J. 284 (2014). 
Many of the court rules and statutes cited in the 2005 Bail Schedules and supplements thereto have since been amended and now focus primarily on “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 et seq., effective January 1, 2017. The court rules and statutes cited in the new Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive provide guidance regarding whether or not the Bail Schedules will apply in various situations when initially setting bail or thereafter conducting bail reduction/bail review hearings. 
The previous Bail Schedules 1 and 2 have not been merged; however, the captions citing to the rules, which have been substantially revised, including as to who can set bail for particular offenses, have been removed. Previously, Bail Schedule 1 offenses were required to have bail set by Superior Court judges, while Bail Schedule 2 offenses could be set by a Superior Court judge, a Municipal Court judge, or an authorized Municipal Court 
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Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • PO Box 037 • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037 
Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator. 
For defendants who are eligible for monetary bail but unable to post the monetary bail amount set, the defendant shall have that monetary bail reviewed promptly and may file an application seeking a monetary bail reduction, which must be heard in an expedited manner. See Rules 3:26-2(c)(1) , 7:3-1(e), and 7:4-9(a). Additionally, Criminal Presiding Judges and Municipal Presiding Judges must ensure that procedures are in place for periodic bail reviews for incarcerated defendants who cannot post the monetary bail. 
Bail Schedules – Eligible Defendants 
Under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, an “eligible defendant” is defined as a person for whom a complaint-warrant is issued for an initial charge involving an indictable offense or a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017. A person charged on a complaint-warrant for an indictable or disorderly persons offense issued prior to January 1, 2017 but not initially arrested on that charge until on or after January 1, 2017 also is an eligible defendant. See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15. 
Further, by December 6, 2016 order of the Supreme Court, for all complaint-warrants on indictable and disorderly persons charges issued prior to January 1, 2017 for which a monetary bail amount has been set but the defendant has not been arrested on these charges before January 1, 2017, the bail amount shall be voided as of January 1, 2017. The voiding of the bail amounts will not otherwise affect the warrant itself. Again, as set forth in the preceding paragraph, these are “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive will not apply to eligible defendants under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, even if the judge is considering monetary bail as a condition of pretrial release. 
Bail Schedules – Indictable Offenses 
The Bail Schedules will only continue to apply to defendants arrested for indictable offenses on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted thereafter in Superior Court. The option of R.O.R. is available whenever a judge deems it appropriate. The option of 10% cash bail will remain available where permissible under N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses on or after January 1, 2017, who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses before January 1, 2017 who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that 
Directive #06-16 Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/ Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules Page 4 
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • PO Box 037 • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037 
failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
Bail Schedules - Disorderly Persons Offenses/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
There are three areas where Municipal Court judges and/or authorized Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Court Administrators will continue to set monetary bail on disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses on or after January 1, 2017. See N.J.S.A. 2B:12-21c. Those three areas are as follows: 
1. The defendant was initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. 
2. The defendant is initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January, 1, 2017 and thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law because the original charge is on a complaint-summons. 
3. The defendant is charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Petty disorderly persons offenses are not included in the new law. As such, the following apply to petty disorderly persons offenses: 
Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply to the defendants referenced in this paragraph (3). 
Ordinarily, as noted above, the maximum bail in this situation is $2500, unless the judge/judicial officer finds good cause for a higher amount based upon the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of nonappearance in court. 
Directive #06-16 Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/ Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules Page 5 
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • PO Box 037 • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037 
The provisions of this Directive also are incorporated on the first two pages of the attached Bail Schedules. Questions regarding this Directive and the Bail Schedules promulgated by it may be directed to Assistant Director Sue Callaghan (Criminal Practice Division) by email at Sue.Callaghan@njcourts.gov or by phone at 609-292-4638 or Assistant Director Steven Somogyi (Municipal Court Services Division) by email at Steven.Somogyi@njcourts.gov or by phone at 609-984-8241. 
Attachments (Bail Schedules) 
cc: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner Ann Marie Fleury, Special Assistant 
Supreme Court Trial Court Administrators 
Superior Court Judges Civil Division Managers 
Municipal Court Judges Municipal Division Managers 
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino Criminal Division Managers 
Public Defender Joseph E. Krakora Family Division Managers 
Steven D. Bonville, Chief of Staff Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Administrators 
AOC Directors and Assistant Directors Julie Higgs, Chief 
Clerks of Court Maria Pogue, Assistant Chief 
Melaney S. Payne, Special Assistant
Promulgated by Directive #06-16, issued December 30, 2016 
New Jersey Judiciary 
Statewide Bail Schedules
Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules 
Many of the court rules and statutes cited in the 2005 Bail Schedules and supplements thereto have since been amended and now focus primarily on “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 et seq., effective January 1, 2017. The court rules and statutes cited in the new Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive provide guidance regarding whether or not the Bail Schedules will apply in various situations when initially setting bail or thereafter conducting bail reduction/bail review hearings. 
It is strongly emphasized that the monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules continue to be advisory, not preset. An individualized assessment of the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court shall be conducted when considering or setting monetary bail. Releasing a defendant on his or her own recognizance (R.O.R.) is permissible for any offense where the judge/judicial officer deems it appropriate. 
The advisory monetary ranges contained within the Bail Schedules have not changed. The advisory monetary bail ranges for attempts or conspiracies to commit crimes should continue to generally be the same as for the actual substantive crimes. 
For persons charged with fourth degree crimes, disorderly persons offenses, or petty disorderly person offenses, ordinarily the maximum statutory bail amount is $2500. For good cause shown, however, a higher monetary bail may be imposed after evaluation of a defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court. See N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1. See also State v. Steele, 430 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2013), subsequent appeal dismissed 223 N.J. 284 (2014). 
The previous Bail Schedules 1 and 2 have not been merged; however, the captions citing to the rules, which have been substantially revised, including as to who can set bail for particular offenses, have been removed. Previously, Bail Schedule 1 offenses were required to have bail set by Superior Court judges, while Bail Schedule 2 offenses could be set by a Superior Court judge, a Municipal Court judge, or an authorized Municipal Court Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator. 
Bail Schedules – Eligible Defendants 
Under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, an “eligible defendant” is defined as a person for whom a complaint-warrant is issued for an initial charge involving an indictable offense or a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017. A person charged on a complaint-warrant for an indictable or disorderly persons offense issued prior to January 1, 2017 but not initially arrested on that charge until on or after January 1, 2017 also is an eligible defendant. See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15. 
Further, by December 6, 2016 order of the Supreme Court, for all complaint-warrants on indictable and disorderly persons charges issued prior to January 1, 2017 for which a monetary bail amount has been set but the defendant has not been arrested on these charges before January 1, 2017, the bail amount shall be voided as of January 1, 2017. The voiding of the bail amounts will not otherwise affect the warrant itself. Again, as set forth in the preceding paragraph, these are “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive will not apply to eligible defendants under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, even if the judge is considering monetary bail as a condition of pretrial release. 
Bail Schedules - Indictable Offenses 
The Bail Schedules will only continue to apply to defendants arrested for indictable offenses on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted 
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thereafter in Superior Court. The option of R.O.R. is available whenever a judge deems it appropriate. The option of 10% cash bail will remain available where permissible under N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses on or after January 1, 2017, who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses before January 1, 2017 who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
Bail Schedules - Disorderly Persons Offenses/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
There are three areas where Municipal Court judges and/or authorized Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Court Administrators will continue to set monetary bail on disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses on or after January 1, 2017. See N.J.S.A. 2B:12-21c. Those three areas area as follows: 
(1) The defendant was initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. 
(2) The defendant is initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January, 1, 2017 and thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law because the original charge is on a complaint-summons. . 
(3) The defendant is charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Petty disorderly persons offenses are not included in the new law. As such, the following apply to petty disorderly persons offenses: 
Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply to the defendants referenced in this paragraph (3). 
Ordinarily, as noted above, the maximum bail in this situation is $2500, unless the judge/judicial officer finds good cause for a higher amount based upon the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of nonappearance in court.
Table of Contents 
Indexes 
Bail Schedule 1 Crimes ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 
Bail Schedule 2 Crimes ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 
Bail Schedule 2 - Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses - These offenses may appear as lesser included offenses in Bail Schedule 2 and/or in the separate Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Section herein...........................................................................................................................................9 
Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses.................................................................................................................................................................12 
Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses ...........................................................................................................13 
Summary of Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses.............................................................................................................................................14 
Summary of Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Non-Indictable Offenses - Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses..............................................18 
Bail Schedules 
Bail Schedule 1 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Bail Schedule 2 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Bail Schedule 2 - Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Offenses - These offenses may appear as lesser included offenses in Bail Schedule 2 and/or in the separate Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Section herein....................................................................................................................................................46
Index of Bail Schedule 1 Crimes 
Aggravated Sexual Assault..........................................................................................................................................................................21 
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact ............................................................................................................................................................22 
Aggravated Manslaughter.............................................................................................................................................................................21 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................22 
Extradition Proceeding..................................................................................................................................................................................22 
Felony Murder...............................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Kidnapping....................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Manslaughter................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Murder ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Sexual Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................21
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Aggravated Arson.........................................................................................................................................................................................29 
Aggravated Assault.................................................................................................................................................................................23, 24 
Aggravated Assault by Auto or Vessel ..........................................................................................................................................................24 
Arson ............................................................................................................................................................................................................29 
Bad Checks ..................................................................................................................................................................................................34 
Bias Intimidation ...........................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Bribery in Official and Political Matters......................................................................................................................................................... 36 
Burglar’s Tools..............................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Burglary ........................................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Carjacking.....................................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Causing Death or Injury while Driving with Suspended License or without a License ...................................................................................44 
Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons ........................................................................................................................................................44 
Community Supervision for Life / Parole Supervision for Life - Violations .....................................................................................................44 
Computer Theft.............................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................38
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Credit Card Theft ..........................................................................................................................................................................................35 
Criminal Mischief ..........................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Criminal Restraint .........................................................................................................................................................................................26 
Criminal Sexual Contact ...............................................................................................................................................................................27 
Criminal Trespass.........................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Death by Auto or Vessel ...............................................................................................................................................................................23 
Desecrating Religious or Sectarian Premises ...............................................................................................................................................39 
Disarming Law Enforcement Officer..............................................................................................................................................................26 
Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute Near or On School Property or School Bus ........................................42 
Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute Within 500 feet of Certain Public Property..........................................42 
Eluding..........................................................................................................................................................................................................37 
Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme....................................................................................................................................42 
Endangering an Injured Victim......................................................................................................................................................................25 
Endangering Welfare of Children/ Possession/ Distribution of Child Pornography ........................................................................................35 
Escape..........................................................................................................................................................................................................37
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
False Government Documents .....................................................................................................................................................................34 
False Public Alarms ......................................................................................................................................................................................38 
False Reports to Law Enforcement Authority................................................................................................................................................36 
Forgery .........................................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Harassment While in Prison or on Parole or Probation for an Indictable Offense..........................................................................................39 
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution........................................................................................................................................................37 
Human Trafficking.........................................................................................................................................................................................27 
Interference with Custody .............................................................................................................................................................................26 
Interference with Transportation ...................................................................................................................................................................40 
Invasion of Privacy........................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death .............................................................................................23 
Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury ......................................................................25 
Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network.....................................................................................................................................................41 
Lewdness .....................................................................................................................................................................................................27 
Luring, Enticing a Child, Attempts .................................................................................................................................................................26
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Luring, Enticing an Adult ...............................................................................................................................................................................26 
Maintaining / Operating CDS Production Facility ..........................................................................................................................................41 
Maintaining a Nuisance.................................................................................................................................................................................39 
Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute ...................................................................................41 
Obstructing Administration of Law or other Governmental Function..............................................................................................................36 
Obtaining CDS by Fraud...............................................................................................................................................................................42 
Official Misconduct........................................................................................................................................................................................38 
Operating Motor Vehicle During Period of License Suspension ....................................................................................................................44 
Possession of CDS or Analog.......................................................................................................................................................................42 
Placing Signs or Displays that Imply Threats of Violence..............................................................................................................................39 
Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purposes............................................................................................................................................43 
Prohibited Weapons and Devices .................................................................................................................................................................42 
Prostitution....................................................................................................................................................................................................41 
Racketeering.................................................................................................................................................................................................44 
Receiving Stolen Property ............................................................................................................................................................................32
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Registration of Sex Offenders (Megan’s Law)...............................................................................................................................................23 
Resisting Arrest ............................................................................................................................................................................................36 
Robbery........................................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Sex Offender Monitoring – Non-Compliance.................................................................................................................................................45 
Simple Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Shoplifting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Soliciting or Recruiting Gang Members.........................................................................................................................................................41 
Stalking.........................................................................................................................................................................................................26 
Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths.........................................................................................................................................................42 
Tampering with Witnesses and Informants ...................................................................................................................................................36 
Terroristic Threats.........................................................................................................................................................................................25 
Theft .......................................................................................................................................................................................................31, 32 
Unlawful Possession of Weapons.................................................................................................................................................................43 
Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance .................................................................................................................................................33 
Use of 17-Year-Old or Younger to Commit Criminal Offenses ......................................................................................................................36
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Use of Certain Electronic Devices in Correctional Facilities ..........................................................................................................................38 
Use of Juvenile in Theft of Automobiles ........................................................................................................................................................33 
Violation of Community Supervision for Life / Parole Supervision for Life .....................................................................................................44
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
Bad Checks ..................................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Burglar’s Tools..............................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Criminal Mischief ..........................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................48 
Discarding Hypodermic Needle or Syringe ...................................................................................................................................................49 
Disorderly Conduct .......................................................................................................................................................................................48 
Drug Paraphernalia Use or Possession with Intent to Use............................................................................................................................49 
Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person.....................................................................................................................................47 
Failure to Turn Over CDS to Law Enforcement Officer .................................................................................................................................49 
False Imprisonment ......................................................................................................................................................................................46 
False Reports to Law Enforcement Authority................................................................................................................................................47 
Harassment ..................................................................................................................................................................................................48 
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution........................................................................................................................................................48 
Lewdness .....................................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Maintaining a Nuisance.................................................................................................................................................................................48
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
10 
Obstructing Administration of Law or other Governmental Function..............................................................................................................47 
Obstructing Highways and Other Public Places ............................................................................................................................................48 
Offering Alcoholic Beverages to Underage Persons .....................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage on School Property .................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of CDS or Analog.......................................................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of Goods (Including Cigarettes) Without Paying Tax..................................................................................................................50 
Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage by Person under Legal Age ..........................................................................................49 
Possession or Distribution of Hypodermic Syringe or Needle .......................................................................................................................49 
Prostitution....................................................................................................................................................................................................49 
Receiving Stolen Property ............................................................................................................................................................................47 
Resisting Arrest ............................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Sale of Cigarettes to Persons Under Age 19.................................................................................................................................................48 
Shoplifting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Simple Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Theft .............................................................................................................................................................................................................47
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
11 
Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance .................................................................................................................................................47 
Unlicensed Entry of Structures; Defiant Trespass.........................................................................................................................................47 
Wandering, Remaining in or Prowling Public Places with Purpose of Obtaining or Selling Controlled Substances .......................................48
Index of Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses 
12 
Bail After Conviction - Rule 2:9-4..................................................................................................................................................................14 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law – Rule 3:26-1(d) .......................................................................................................................................14 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law - Rule 3:26-2(a) ........................................................................................................................................14 
Bail for Witness - Rule 3:26-3 .......................................................................................................................................................................14 
Ten Percent Cash Bail - Rule 3:26-4(g) ........................................................................................................................................................14 
Bail Sufficiency; Source Hearing - Rule 3:26-8(a-g)......................................................................................................................................15 
Bail for Persons Accused of Minor Offenses - N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1 .....................................................................................................................15 
Sex Offenses – Conditions Placed Upon Release of Certain Defendants – Nicole’s Law Restraining Order - N.J.S.A. 2C:14-12.................15 
Bail in Domestic Violence Cases - Procedures (See also Crimes with Bail Restrictions) – N.J.S.A. 2C:25-26(d)(e) .....................................15 
Drug Offender Restraining Order Act - N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.7 ...........................................................................................................................15 
Uniform Criminal Extraditon Act -Extradition Proceedings - N.J.S.A. 2A:160-(1-25)......................................................................................16 
Crimes with Bail Restrictions - Other Than Domestic Violence Cases - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12.........................................................................16 
Crimes with Bail Restrictions - Domestic Violence Cases - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12............................................................................................16 
Bail Sufficiency; Source Hearing - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-13 (See Rule 3:26-8(a-g)) ............................................................................................17 
Procedures: N.J.S.A. 2A:162-14 (See Rule 3:26-8(a-g))...............................................................................................................................17
Index of Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
13 
Bail for Persons Accused of Minor Offenses – N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1 ....................................................................................................................18 
Procedure after Arrest - Rule 7:3-1 ...............................................................................................................................................................18 
Right to Pretrial Release - Rule 7:4-1............................................................................................................................................................19 
Authority to Set Bail or Conditions of Pretrial Release - Rule 7:4-2...............................................................................................................19 
Ten Percent Cash Bail - Rule 7:4-3(g) ..........................................................................................................................................................20 
Bail After Conviction - Rule 7:4-8..................................................................................................................................................................20 
Changes in Condition of Release for Defendants Charged on Initial Complaint Warrant on Disorderly Persons Offenses - Rule 7:4-9........20
14 SUMMARY OF RULES AND STATUTES REGARDING BAIL FOR INDICTABLE OFFENSES 
Rule or Statute 
Description 
Rule 2:9-4 
Bail After Conviction 
This Rule provides that the defendant, after conviction, shall be admitted to bail on motion and notice to the county prosecutor pending the prosecution of an appeal or proceedings for certification only if it appears that the case involves a substantial question that should be determined by the appellate court, that the safety of any person or of the community will not be seriously threatened if the defendant remains on bail, and that there is no significant risk of defendant’s flight. 
A trial court denying bail shall state briefly its reason therefore. A judge allowing bail may at any time revoke the order admitting the defendant to bail. 
Rule 3:26-1(d) 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law 
This Rule provides that where the person has been arrested in an extradition proceeding, pursuant to the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq., the court may set monetary bail or bond except where that person is charged with a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment. The court may also commit the person to the county jail as provided by the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq. 
These defendants are not eligible defendants. 
Rule 3:26-2(a) 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law 
This Rule provides that a Superior Court judge may set monetary bail for any offense and may set monetary bail or take any action in accordance with the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq., for any person arrested in any extradition proceeding. These defendants are not eligible defendants. Judges shall evaluate the crime charged and other relevant circumstances. Under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, a 10% cash bail or alternative is probably permissible if the judge decides to set a monetary bail rather than holding the defendant without bail. 
Rule 3:26-3 
Bail for Witness 
This Rule provides for proceedings to be conducted by a Superior Court judge in a matter where either the prosecutor or defense counsel is concerned that a person with material and relevant information in a pending case may fail to respond to a subpoena. The Rule allows that, in certain circumstances, bail may be set and other conditions imposed to ensure the appearance of the witness. 
Rule 3:26-4(g) 
Ten Percent Cash Bail 
This Rule provides that except in first or second degree cases and certain crimes or offenses involving domestic violence as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12 and unless the order setting bail specifies to the contrary, bail may be satisfied by the deposit in court of cash in the amount of ten percent of the bail fixed and the defendant's execution of a recognizance for the remaining 90%. No surety shall be required unless the court fixing bail specifically so orders. 
See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12 below for crimes/offenses which prohibit a 10% cash bail. 
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex • PO Box 037 • Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0037 

Administrative Office of the Courts 
GLENN A. GRANT, J.A.D. 
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts 
www.njcourts.com • Phone: 609-984-0275 • Fax: 609-984-6968 
Directive #06-16 
[Supersedes Directive #9-05]
To: Assignment Judges 
From: Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D. 
Subj: Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules 
Date: December 30, 2016 
This Directive promulgates revised Statewide Bail Schedules and sets forth the permissible use of Bail Schedules when setting monetary bail. It is effective January 1, 2017 and supersedes Directive # 9-05 and all subsequent supplements to that directive. 
The following summarizes the use of Bail Schedules if monetary bail is being considered on or after January 1, 2017: 
1. The Bail Schedules will not be used to impose monetary bail for an “eligible defendant” as a condition of pretrial release. 
2. For indictable offenses, the Bail Schedules will only continue to be used for defendants arrested on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted thereafter in Superior Court. 
3. For disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses, the Bail Schedules will continue to be used for the following non-eligible defendants if monetary bail is being considered for: 
a. A defendant initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
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b. A defendant initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017 who thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon 
issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
c. A defendant charged with a petty disorderly persons offense: 
(1) Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
(2) If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
Overview 
It is strongly emphasized that the monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules continue to be advisory, not preset. An individualized assessment of the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court shall be conducted when considering or setting monetary bail. Releasing a defendant on his or her own recognizance (R.O.R.) is permissible for any offense where the judge/judicial officer deems it appropriate. 
The advisory monetary ranges contained in the Bail Schedules have not changed. The advisory monetary bail ranges for attempts or conspiracies to commit crimes should continue to generally be the same as for the actual substantive crimes. 
For persons charged with fourth degree crimes, disorderly persons offenses, or petty disorderly person offenses, ordinarily the maximum statutory bail amount is $2500. For good cause shown, however, a higher monetary bail may be imposed after evaluation of a defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court. See N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1. See also State v. Steele, 430 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2013), subsequent appeal dismissed 223 N.J. 284 (2014). 
Many of the court rules and statutes cited in the 2005 Bail Schedules and supplements thereto have since been amended and now focus primarily on “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 et seq., effective January 1, 2017. The court rules and statutes cited in the new Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive provide guidance regarding whether or not the Bail Schedules will apply in various situations when initially setting bail or thereafter conducting bail reduction/bail review hearings. 
The previous Bail Schedules 1 and 2 have not been merged; however, the captions citing to the rules, which have been substantially revised, including as to who can set bail for particular offenses, have been removed. Previously, Bail Schedule 1 offenses were required to have bail set by Superior Court judges, while Bail Schedule 2 offenses could be set by a Superior Court judge, a Municipal Court judge, or an authorized Municipal Court 
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Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator. 
For defendants who are eligible for monetary bail but unable to post the monetary bail amount set, the defendant shall have that monetary bail reviewed promptly and may file an application seeking a monetary bail reduction, which must be heard in an expedited manner. See Rules 3:26-2(c)(1) , 7:3-1(e), and 7:4-9(a). Additionally, Criminal Presiding Judges and Municipal Presiding Judges must ensure that procedures are in place for periodic bail reviews for incarcerated defendants who cannot post the monetary bail. 
Bail Schedules – Eligible Defendants 
Under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, an “eligible defendant” is defined as a person for whom a complaint-warrant is issued for an initial charge involving an indictable offense or a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017. A person charged on a complaint-warrant for an indictable or disorderly persons offense issued prior to January 1, 2017 but not initially arrested on that charge until on or after January 1, 2017 also is an eligible defendant. See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15. 
Further, by December 6, 2016 order of the Supreme Court, for all complaint-warrants on indictable and disorderly persons charges issued prior to January 1, 2017 for which a monetary bail amount has been set but the defendant has not been arrested on these charges before January 1, 2017, the bail amount shall be voided as of January 1, 2017. The voiding of the bail amounts will not otherwise affect the warrant itself. Again, as set forth in the preceding paragraph, these are “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive will not apply to eligible defendants under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, even if the judge is considering monetary bail as a condition of pretrial release. 
Bail Schedules – Indictable Offenses 
The Bail Schedules will only continue to apply to defendants arrested for indictable offenses on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted thereafter in Superior Court. The option of R.O.R. is available whenever a judge deems it appropriate. The option of 10% cash bail will remain available where permissible under N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses on or after January 1, 2017, who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses before January 1, 2017 who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that 
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failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
Bail Schedules - Disorderly Persons Offenses/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
There are three areas where Municipal Court judges and/or authorized Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Court Administrators will continue to set monetary bail on disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses on or after January 1, 2017. See N.J.S.A. 2B:12-21c. Those three areas are as follows: 
1. The defendant was initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. 
2. The defendant is initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January, 1, 2017 and thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law because the original charge is on a complaint-summons. 
3. The defendant is charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Petty disorderly persons offenses are not included in the new law. As such, the following apply to petty disorderly persons offenses: 
Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply to the defendants referenced in this paragraph (3). 
Ordinarily, as noted above, the maximum bail in this situation is $2500, unless the judge/judicial officer finds good cause for a higher amount based upon the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of nonappearance in court. 
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The provisions of this Directive also are incorporated on the first two pages of the attached Bail Schedules. Questions regarding this Directive and the Bail Schedules promulgated by it may be directed to Assistant Director Sue Callaghan (Criminal Practice Division) by email at Sue.Callaghan@njcourts.gov or by phone at 609-292-4638 or Assistant Director Steven Somogyi (Municipal Court Services Division) by email at Steven.Somogyi@njcourts.gov or by phone at 609-984-8241. 
Attachments (Bail Schedules) 
cc: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner Ann Marie Fleury, Special Assistant 
Supreme Court Trial Court Administrators 
Superior Court Judges Civil Division Managers 
Municipal Court Judges Municipal Division Managers 
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino Criminal Division Managers 
Public Defender Joseph E. Krakora Family Division Managers 
Steven D. Bonville, Chief of Staff Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Administrators 
AOC Directors and Assistant Directors Julie Higgs, Chief 
Clerks of Court Maria Pogue, Assistant Chief 
Melaney S. Payne, Special Assistant
Promulgated by Directive #06-16, issued December 30, 2016 
New Jersey Judiciary 
Statewide Bail Schedules
Revised Statewide Bail Schedules/Permissible Use of Monetary Bail Schedules 
Many of the court rules and statutes cited in the 2005 Bail Schedules and supplements thereto have since been amended and now focus primarily on “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 et seq., effective January 1, 2017. The court rules and statutes cited in the new Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive provide guidance regarding whether or not the Bail Schedules will apply in various situations when initially setting bail or thereafter conducting bail reduction/bail review hearings. 
It is strongly emphasized that the monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules continue to be advisory, not preset. An individualized assessment of the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court shall be conducted when considering or setting monetary bail. Releasing a defendant on his or her own recognizance (R.O.R.) is permissible for any offense where the judge/judicial officer deems it appropriate. 
The advisory monetary ranges contained within the Bail Schedules have not changed. The advisory monetary bail ranges for attempts or conspiracies to commit crimes should continue to generally be the same as for the actual substantive crimes. 
For persons charged with fourth degree crimes, disorderly persons offenses, or petty disorderly person offenses, ordinarily the maximum statutory bail amount is $2500. For good cause shown, however, a higher monetary bail may be imposed after evaluation of a defendant’s risk of flight/risk of failure to appear in court. See N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1. See also State v. Steele, 430 N.J. Super. 24 (App. Div. 2013), subsequent appeal dismissed 223 N.J. 284 (2014). 
The previous Bail Schedules 1 and 2 have not been merged; however, the captions citing to the rules, which have been substantially revised, including as to who can set bail for particular offenses, have been removed. Previously, Bail Schedule 1 offenses were required to have bail set by Superior Court judges, while Bail Schedule 2 offenses could be set by a Superior Court judge, a Municipal Court judge, or an authorized Municipal Court Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator. 
Bail Schedules – Eligible Defendants 
Under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, an “eligible defendant” is defined as a person for whom a complaint-warrant is issued for an initial charge involving an indictable offense or a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January 1, 2017. A person charged on a complaint-warrant for an indictable or disorderly persons offense issued prior to January 1, 2017 but not initially arrested on that charge until on or after January 1, 2017 also is an eligible defendant. See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15. 
Further, by December 6, 2016 order of the Supreme Court, for all complaint-warrants on indictable and disorderly persons charges issued prior to January 1, 2017 for which a monetary bail amount has been set but the defendant has not been arrested on these charges before January 1, 2017, the bail amount shall be voided as of January 1, 2017. The voiding of the bail amounts will not otherwise affect the warrant itself. Again, as set forth in the preceding paragraph, these are “eligible defendants” under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules promulgated by this directive will not apply to eligible defendants under the Criminal Justice Reform Law, even if the judge is considering monetary bail as a condition of pretrial release. 
Bail Schedules - Indictable Offenses 
The Bail Schedules will only continue to apply to defendants arrested for indictable offenses on or prior to December 31, 2016 at bail reduction/bail review hearings conducted 
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thereafter in Superior Court. The option of R.O.R. is available whenever a judge deems it appropriate. The option of 10% cash bail will remain available where permissible under N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses on or after January 1, 2017, who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
The Bail Schedules will not apply to defendants initially charged on complaint-summonses for indictable offenses before January 1, 2017 who thereafter fail to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear, but the advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will not apply. 
Bail Schedules - Disorderly Persons Offenses/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
There are three areas where Municipal Court judges and/or authorized Municipal Court Administrators and Deputy Court Administrators will continue to set monetary bail on disorderly persons offenses/petty disorderly persons offenses on or after January 1, 2017. See N.J.S.A. 2B:12-21c. Those three areas area as follows: 
(1) The defendant was initially arrested on a complaint-warrant or charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense/petty disorderly persons offense prior to January 1, 2017 and the defendant later fails to appear in court and is arrested on or after January 1, 2017 for that failure to appear. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. 
(2) The defendant is initially charged on a complaint-summons for a disorderly persons offense allegedly committed on or after January, 1, 2017 and thereafter fails to appear in court. Monetary bail may be set upon issuance of the bench warrant or upon arrest for that failure to appear. The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law because the original charge is on a complaint-summons. . 
(3) The defendant is charged with a petty disorderly persons offense. This defendant is not an eligible defendant under the Criminal Justice Reform Law. Petty disorderly persons offenses are not included in the new law. As such, the following apply to petty disorderly persons offenses: 
Monetary bail may be set on the initial complaint-warrant. If the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
If initially released on a complaint-summons and the defendant later fails to appear in court, monetary bail may be set when the bench warrant is issued or upon arrest for that failure to appear. 
The advisory monetary ranges in the Bail Schedules will continue to apply to the defendants referenced in this paragraph (3). 
Ordinarily, as noted above, the maximum bail in this situation is $2500, unless the judge/judicial officer finds good cause for a higher amount based upon the defendant’s risk of flight/risk of nonappearance in court.
Table of Contents 
Indexes 
Bail Schedule 1 Crimes ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 
Bail Schedule 2 Crimes ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 
Bail Schedule 2 - Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses - These offenses may appear as lesser included offenses in Bail Schedule 2 and/or in the separate Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Section herein...........................................................................................................................................9 
Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses.................................................................................................................................................................12 
Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses ...........................................................................................................13 
Summary of Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses.............................................................................................................................................14 
Summary of Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Non-Indictable Offenses - Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses..............................................18 
Bail Schedules 
Bail Schedule 1 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Bail Schedule 2 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Bail Schedule 2 - Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Offenses - These offenses may appear as lesser included offenses in Bail Schedule 2 and/or in the separate Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Section herein....................................................................................................................................................46
Index of Bail Schedule 1 Crimes 
Aggravated Sexual Assault..........................................................................................................................................................................21 
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact ............................................................................................................................................................22 
Aggravated Manslaughter.............................................................................................................................................................................21 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................22 
Extradition Proceeding..................................................................................................................................................................................22 
Felony Murder...............................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Kidnapping....................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Manslaughter................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Murder ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................21 
Sexual Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................21
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Aggravated Arson.........................................................................................................................................................................................29 
Aggravated Assault.................................................................................................................................................................................23, 24 
Aggravated Assault by Auto or Vessel ..........................................................................................................................................................24 
Arson ............................................................................................................................................................................................................29 
Bad Checks ..................................................................................................................................................................................................34 
Bias Intimidation ...........................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Bribery in Official and Political Matters......................................................................................................................................................... 36 
Burglar’s Tools..............................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Burglary ........................................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Carjacking.....................................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Causing Death or Injury while Driving with Suspended License or without a License ...................................................................................44 
Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons ........................................................................................................................................................44 
Community Supervision for Life / Parole Supervision for Life - Violations .....................................................................................................44 
Computer Theft.............................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................38
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Credit Card Theft ..........................................................................................................................................................................................35 
Criminal Mischief ..........................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Criminal Restraint .........................................................................................................................................................................................26 
Criminal Sexual Contact ...............................................................................................................................................................................27 
Criminal Trespass.........................................................................................................................................................................................30 
Death by Auto or Vessel ...............................................................................................................................................................................23 
Desecrating Religious or Sectarian Premises ...............................................................................................................................................39 
Disarming Law Enforcement Officer..............................................................................................................................................................26 
Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute Near or On School Property or School Bus ........................................42 
Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute Within 500 feet of Certain Public Property..........................................42 
Eluding..........................................................................................................................................................................................................37 
Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme....................................................................................................................................42 
Endangering an Injured Victim......................................................................................................................................................................25 
Endangering Welfare of Children/ Possession/ Distribution of Child Pornography ........................................................................................35 
Escape..........................................................................................................................................................................................................37
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
False Government Documents .....................................................................................................................................................................34 
False Public Alarms ......................................................................................................................................................................................38 
False Reports to Law Enforcement Authority................................................................................................................................................36 
Forgery .........................................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Harassment While in Prison or on Parole or Probation for an Indictable Offense..........................................................................................39 
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution........................................................................................................................................................37 
Human Trafficking.........................................................................................................................................................................................27 
Interference with Custody .............................................................................................................................................................................26 
Interference with Transportation ...................................................................................................................................................................40 
Invasion of Privacy........................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death .............................................................................................23 
Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury ......................................................................25 
Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network.....................................................................................................................................................41 
Lewdness .....................................................................................................................................................................................................27 
Luring, Enticing a Child, Attempts .................................................................................................................................................................26
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Luring, Enticing an Adult ...............................................................................................................................................................................26 
Maintaining / Operating CDS Production Facility ..........................................................................................................................................41 
Maintaining a Nuisance.................................................................................................................................................................................39 
Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing or Possessing CDS with Intent to Distribute ...................................................................................41 
Obstructing Administration of Law or other Governmental Function..............................................................................................................36 
Obtaining CDS by Fraud...............................................................................................................................................................................42 
Official Misconduct........................................................................................................................................................................................38 
Operating Motor Vehicle During Period of License Suspension ....................................................................................................................44 
Possession of CDS or Analog.......................................................................................................................................................................42 
Placing Signs or Displays that Imply Threats of Violence..............................................................................................................................39 
Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purposes............................................................................................................................................43 
Prohibited Weapons and Devices .................................................................................................................................................................42 
Prostitution....................................................................................................................................................................................................41 
Racketeering.................................................................................................................................................................................................44 
Receiving Stolen Property ............................................................................................................................................................................32
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Registration of Sex Offenders (Megan’s Law)...............................................................................................................................................23 
Resisting Arrest ............................................................................................................................................................................................36 
Robbery........................................................................................................................................................................................................28 
Sex Offender Monitoring – Non-Compliance.................................................................................................................................................45 
Simple Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................23 
Shoplifting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................33 
Soliciting or Recruiting Gang Members.........................................................................................................................................................41 
Stalking.........................................................................................................................................................................................................26 
Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths.........................................................................................................................................................42 
Tampering with Witnesses and Informants ...................................................................................................................................................36 
Terroristic Threats.........................................................................................................................................................................................25 
Theft .......................................................................................................................................................................................................31, 32 
Unlawful Possession of Weapons.................................................................................................................................................................43 
Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance .................................................................................................................................................33 
Use of 17-Year-Old or Younger to Commit Criminal Offenses ......................................................................................................................36
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Crimes 
Use of Certain Electronic Devices in Correctional Facilities ..........................................................................................................................38 
Use of Juvenile in Theft of Automobiles ........................................................................................................................................................33 
Violation of Community Supervision for Life / Parole Supervision for Life .....................................................................................................44
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
Bad Checks ..................................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Burglar’s Tools..............................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Criminal Mischief ..........................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order .......................................................................................................................................48 
Discarding Hypodermic Needle or Syringe ...................................................................................................................................................49 
Disorderly Conduct .......................................................................................................................................................................................48 
Drug Paraphernalia Use or Possession with Intent to Use............................................................................................................................49 
Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person.....................................................................................................................................47 
Failure to Turn Over CDS to Law Enforcement Officer .................................................................................................................................49 
False Imprisonment ......................................................................................................................................................................................46 
False Reports to Law Enforcement Authority................................................................................................................................................47 
Harassment ..................................................................................................................................................................................................48 
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution........................................................................................................................................................48 
Lewdness .....................................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Maintaining a Nuisance.................................................................................................................................................................................48
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
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Obstructing Administration of Law or other Governmental Function..............................................................................................................47 
Obstructing Highways and Other Public Places ............................................................................................................................................48 
Offering Alcoholic Beverages to Underage Persons .....................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of Alcoholic Beverage on School Property .................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of CDS or Analog.......................................................................................................................................................................49 
Possession of Goods (Including Cigarettes) Without Paying Tax..................................................................................................................50 
Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage by Person under Legal Age ..........................................................................................49 
Possession or Distribution of Hypodermic Syringe or Needle .......................................................................................................................49 
Prostitution....................................................................................................................................................................................................49 
Receiving Stolen Property ............................................................................................................................................................................47 
Resisting Arrest ............................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Sale of Cigarettes to Persons Under Age 19.................................................................................................................................................48 
Shoplifting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................47 
Simple Assault ..............................................................................................................................................................................................46 
Theft .............................................................................................................................................................................................................47
Index of Bail Schedule 2 Disorderly Persons Offenses and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
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Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance .................................................................................................................................................47 
Unlicensed Entry of Structures; Defiant Trespass.........................................................................................................................................47 
Wandering, Remaining in or Prowling Public Places with Purpose of Obtaining or Selling Controlled Substances .......................................48
Index of Rules and Statutes Regarding Bail for Indictable Offenses 
12 
Bail After Conviction - Rule 2:9-4..................................................................................................................................................................14 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law – Rule 3:26-1(d) .......................................................................................................................................14 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law - Rule 3:26-2(a) ........................................................................................................................................14 
Bail for Witness - Rule 3:26-3 .......................................................................................................................................................................14 
Ten Percent Cash Bail - Rule 3:26-4(g) ........................................................................................................................................................14 
Bail Sufficiency; Source Hearing - Rule 3:26-8(a-g)......................................................................................................................................15 
Bail for Persons Accused of Minor Offenses - N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1 .....................................................................................................................15 
Sex Offenses – Conditions Placed Upon Release of Certain Defendants – Nicole’s Law Restraining Order - N.J.S.A. 2C:14-12.................15 
Bail in Domestic Violence Cases - Procedures (See also Crimes with Bail Restrictions) – N.J.S.A. 2C:25-26(d)(e) .....................................15 
Drug Offender Restraining Order Act - N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.7 ...........................................................................................................................15 
Uniform Criminal Extraditon Act -Extradition Proceedings - N.J.S.A. 2A:160-(1-25)......................................................................................16 
Crimes with Bail Restrictions - Other Than Domestic Violence Cases - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12.........................................................................16 
Crimes with Bail Restrictions - Domestic Violence Cases - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12............................................................................................16 
Bail Sufficiency; Source Hearing - N.J.S.A. 2A:162-13 (See Rule 3:26-8(a-g)) ............................................................................................17 
Procedures: N.J.S.A. 2A:162-14 (See Rule 3:26-8(a-g))...............................................................................................................................17
Index of Rules and Statute Regarding Bail for Disorderly Persons/Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses 
13 
Bail for Persons Accused of Minor Offenses – N.J.S.A. 2C:6-1 ....................................................................................................................18 
Procedure after Arrest - Rule 7:3-1 ...............................................................................................................................................................18 
Right to Pretrial Release - Rule 7:4-1............................................................................................................................................................19 
Authority to Set Bail or Conditions of Pretrial Release - Rule 7:4-2...............................................................................................................19 
Ten Percent Cash Bail - Rule 7:4-3(g) ..........................................................................................................................................................20 
Bail After Conviction - Rule 7:4-8..................................................................................................................................................................20 
Changes in Condition of Release for Defendants Charged on Initial Complaint Warrant on Disorderly Persons Offenses - Rule 7:4-9........20

14 SUMMARY OF RULES AND STATUTES REGARDING BAIL FOR INDICTABLE OFFENSES 
Rule or Statute 
Description 
Rule 2:9-4 
Bail After Conviction 
This Rule provides that the defendant, after conviction, shall be admitted to bail on motion and notice to the county prosecutor pending the prosecution of an appeal or proceedings for certification only if it appears that the case involves a substantial question that should be determined by the appellate court, that the safety of any person or of the community will not be seriously threatened if the defendant remains on bail, and that there is no significant risk of defendant’s flight. 
A trial court denying bail shall state briefly its reason therefore. A judge allowing bail may at any time revoke the order admitting the defendant to bail. 
Rule 3:26-1(d) 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law 
This Rule provides that where the person has been arrested in an extradition proceeding, pursuant to the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq., the court may set monetary bail or bond except where that person is charged with a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment. The court may also commit the person to the county jail as provided by the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq. 
These defendants are not eligible defendants. 
Rule 3:26-2(a) 
Uniform Criminal Extradition Law 
This Rule provides that a Superior Court judge may set monetary bail for any offense and may set monetary bail or take any action in accordance with the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:160-6 et seq., for any person arrested in any extradition proceeding. These defendants are not eligible defendants. Judges shall evaluate the crime charged and other relevant circumstances. Under the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law, a 10% cash bail or alternative is probably permissible if the judge decides to set a monetary bail rather than holding the defendant without bail. 
Rule 3:26-3 
Bail for Witness 
This Rule provides for proceedings to be conducted by a Superior Court judge in a matter where either the prosecutor or defense counsel is concerned that a person with material and relevant information in a pending case may fail to respond to a subpoena. The Rule allows that, in certain circumstances, bail may be set and other conditions imposed to ensure the appearance of the witness. 
Rule 3:26-4(g) 
Ten Percent Cash Bail 
This Rule provides that except in first or second degree cases and certain crimes or offenses involving domestic violence as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12 and unless the order setting bail specifies to the contrary, bail may be satisfied by the deposit in court of cash in the amount of ten percent of the bail fixed and the defendant's execution of a recognizance for the remaining 90%. No surety shall be required unless the court fixing bail specifically so orders. 
See N.J.S.A. 2A:162-12 below for crimes/offenses which prohibit a 10% cash bail. 

source http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/notices/2017/n170111e.pdf