Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Jersey No Early Release Act (NERA) Mandatory For Certain Offenses

Prepared as a public service for the Law Office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., Esq.

Under New Jersey Law, N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2, if a defendant is convicted of certain enumerated offenses, the defendant must serve (mandatory) at least 85% of his or sentence before he or she is eligible for parole.

If you are charged with any of the following offenses you must seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney, who may or may not be able to avoid the NERA consequences.

The crimes are as follows:  (1) murder; (2) aggravated manslaughter or manslaughter; (3) vehicular homicide; (4) aggravated assault; (5) disarming a law enforcement officer; (6) kidnapping; (7) aggravated sexual assault; (8) subsection (b) of aggravated sexual assault; (9) robbery; carjacking; (10) aggravated arson; (11) burglary (home invasion while occupied); (12) extortion; (13) booby traps in manufacturing of CDS or distribution facility; (14) strict liability for drug induced deaths; (15) terrorism; (16) possessing chemical weapons; (17) racketeering of the first degree.

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