The No Early Release Act (NERA) is a sentencing provision wherein a criminal Defendant convicted of certain 1st or 2nd degree crimes is required to serve a minimum term of 85% of the sentence imposed by the judge.
It is also known as the “85% rule”.
It applies to murder, aggravated manslaughter or manslaughter, vehicular homicide, 2nd degree aggravated assault, disarming a law enforcement officer, kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, other specific sexual assaults, robbery, carjacking, aggravated arson, 2nd degree burglary, extortion, booby traps in manufacturing or distribution facilities, strict liability for drug induced death, terrorism, producing or possessing chemical weapons, biological agents or nuclear or radiological devices, and racketeering.
Also, NERA applies in an attempt or conspiracy to commit the above-referenced crimes.
Mr. Reisig has never lost a NERA crime at trial.
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