Bail Jumping Charges Defense Attorney In New Jersey
Let An Experienced NJ Criminal Lawyer Defend You Against Bail Jumping Charges!
7/9/08: More News on New Jersey Police & ALPR license plate scanning technology. It is increasingly difficult to stay clear of the law if you have a known charge, outstanding warrant, or suspended license. Big Brother is watching! 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. When this time comes, it’s important to have a professional Bail Jumping Defense Lawyer In New Jersey.
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 caught.
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 the charge mirrors the crime with 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; and
- Knowingly failed to appear, without a lawful excuse.
Can I Beat a Bail Jumping Charge?
Yes, it is absolutely possible to beat a bail jumping charge. 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 the evidence.
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- an extremely experienced Bail Jumping Defense Lawyer In New Jersey- for a consultation, and I’ll let you know what I can do to help you. (888) 628-8394
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. See this 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 this technology.
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.
As a bail jumping defense lawyer In New Jersey 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 of, ASAP.
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 with a Bail Jumping Defense Lawyer In New Jersey
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 you 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 disappear.
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 am an experienced Bail Jumping Defense Lawyer In New Jersey and I can absolutely help.
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