On January 1, 2017, the New Jersey bail reform/speedy trial law will go into effect. The new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justice system in many years. New Jersey will shift from a system that relies principally on setting monetary bail to a risk-based system that is more objective, and thus fairer to defendants because it is unrelated to their ability to pay monetary bail.
Tonight, October 17, 2016, at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 10 a.m., Monmouth County will host seminars on the scope, nature and impact of criminal justice reform at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, N.J. 07726.
Representatives from the Superior Court of New Jersey Monmouth Vicinage, Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor and Monmouth County Office of the Public Defender will be in attendance to discuss how changes to bail reform and the speedy trial rules will impact the community.
These seminars are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For further information, please contact Theresa Romano at 732-677-4209 or email email@example.com.