Protect Yourself From a Bail Jumping Charge in NJ!
Failed to Appear in Court? Let Me Help You Fix It
Before It's Too Late!
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Bail Jumping is also known as Default in Required Appearance.
If you are accused of bail jumping, there is an outstanding warrant
for your arrest, and you could be caught at anytime.
If you failed to show up to court, you may be charged with Bail
Jumping. A warrant will be issued for your arrest by a judge, and you
as a fugitive with an outstanding warrant, you risk serious jail time if you are
Getting caught is increasingly likely with new surveillance and tracking
technologies being employed by New Jersey Police. (See
below for details.)
Bail Jumping is a crime in and of itself, the degree of which
mirrors the crime of which you were originally charged. In other words, if you were charged with a Third Degree crime and you fail to
appear at your next court date, you will be charged with the additional crime of
Third Degree Bail Jumping.
In order to convict an individual of Bail Jumping, the state must prove,
beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person:
- Was charged with a crime;
- Has been issued a summons or released by the court with or without bail;
- Had knowledge of his/her obligation to appear at the next court date;
- Knowingly failed to appear, without a lawful excuse.
Can I Beat a Bail Jumping Charge?
Yes, it is absolutely possible. We can dispute the facts, or we can try to work out a
deal for a lenient on minimal penalty.
If we offer a defense that you did not not knowingly fail to appear,
such a defense is an affirmative one and must be proven by a preponderance of
In other words, it is the defendant’s burden to prove that he/she did not
knowingly jump bail. This can be very difficult to do without an experienced
criminal defense attorney arguing the facts on your behalf. So please call me
for a consultation, and I'll let you know what I can do to help you. (888) 628-8394
I Have an Outstanding Warrant But Haven't Been
Arrested. What should I do?
First, you should know that if you are stopped, pulled over, or identified by
the police, you will be arrested, and a judge will not be easily convinced to
let you out again since you've skipped out once already.
New Jersey police are increasingly using license plate scanning technology
installed in police cars that will scan any car on the road within site of a
police vehicle with this technology. They can scan thousands of cars per hour,
just by parking by the side of the road. If your car is registered to and cross
referenced with the warrant database, the police will be notified immediately.
article for details.
This could happen to you for any open warrant, even one that is years old,
anywhere in the country, as more and more police departments nationwide deploy
But the good news for you, if you haven't been caught and arrested, is
that we may be able to fix the problem before it gets out of hand and you are
facing serious penalties and jail time.
I can go before the court and negotiate a reasonable outcome. I may be able
to fix the problem without you being present. And for old cases, I can argue
that the underlying change be dismissed if there is insufficient evidence to
bring the charges forward.
So no matter what happened to cause you to skip your court appearance,
whether you live out of state, had a reasonable excuse at the time, or just made
a bad decision, don't let this problem go on and become a huge problem for you
in the future.
Call me now at (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660 or contact me to find out how I can help you
fix this, and get your outstanding warrant and bail jumping charge taken care
New Jersey Bail Jumping Penalties
Bail Jumping is a crime of the Third Degree if you failed to appear to answer
the charge of a crime that was one of the Third Degree or greater.
Bail Jumping is a crime of the Fourth Degree if you failed to appear to
answer the charge of a crime that was one of the Fourth Degree.
Bail Jumping is a Disorderly Persons offense or a Petty Disorderly Offense if
you fail to appear to answer the charge of a crime that was one of a Disorderly
Persons or Petty Disorderly Persons offense.
Get A Free Criminal Defense Legal Consultation on a
New Jersey Bail Jumping Charge
Please call me for a free case evaluation at (888) 628-8394 so I
can help you with you bail jumping charge. I'll spell out what I can
do to fix this problem for your in court. There are always
options, but don't wait -- If you are arrested on a warrant for
failing to appear in court, our best defense arguments may
Dealing with this charge proactively will nearly always yield
better results. Don't keep this problem hanging over your head!
Call me now to discuss your bail jumping charge or outstanding criminal
warrant for failure to appear in New Jersey (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660. I can
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