NJ HOW TO DEFEND A DETENTION MOTION
Experienced Attorneys to Protect Your Freedom at NJ Detention Hearing
If you or someone you love is facing a detention hearing in New Jersey, it is critical to have an experienced attorney defending your rights. At Todd Spodek Law Group, we understand how important it is to attain the possible outcome for clients, and our team of skilled defense attorneys has over 200 years of combined experience, including significant time serving as county prosecutors throughout New Jersey. Our tenacious attorneys are committed to providing high-quality legal representation and fighting for your freedom.
What is a Detention Hearing?
A detention hearing occurs when a prosecutor files a motion to detain an accused person before or during their initial appearance in court. If the prosecution’s motion is granted, the defendant will remain in custody until the charges against them are resolved. Since criminal cases often take more than six months to resolve, having a knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights and defend against a detention motion is crucial in securing the possible outcome.
Defending Against a Motion to Detain in NJ
There are numerous arguments that skilled pretrial detention lawyers can make when defending clients against detention motions. Here are some common arguments:
### The Public Safety Assessment Supports Release
The Public Safety Assessment (PSA) tool evaluates the risk of re-offending or absconding based on historical data from other defendants with similar characteristics. A favorable PSA score could result in release from custody even where there has been an application for detention. If you have been charged with a crime and had your bail denied or revoked, speak with our experienced NJ criminal defense attorneys about how we can help utilize favorable PSAs as part of your defense.
### The Charge is Unlikely to Result in Conviction
While evidence rules do not apply in a detention hearing, a good attorney will vigorously challenge evidence if it raises reasonable doubt that the charge will be proven beyond reasonable doubt at trial.
### Challenge Presumption of Release
Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that if they ask the judge to consider revoking the presumption of release, there is not any condition or combination of conditions that will reasonably assure that:
– The defendant won’t be a danger to the community.
– They won’t obstruct justice.
– They’ll show up in court when ordered.
### Favorable Background
Your attorney may argue your favorable background demonstrates new criminal behavior is unlikely, you’re not a flight risk, and will not obstruct the legal process.
Our attorneys have proven success representing clients over the years. We regularly appear in Monmouth County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Burlington County or Somerset County to assist our clients with detention hearings.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in NJ
At Todd Spodek Law Group, we offer high-end solutions and expert legal defense services for those accused of crimes. Our lawyers have successfully defended clients charged with both minor and serious crimes throughout New Jersey including Camden County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County and Essex Counties. We understand how stressful it can be facing criminal charges in New Jersey. That’s why our attorneys are available 24/7 for you.
### NJ Counties served by the Todd Spodek Law Group
Below is an outline of counties serviced by Todd Spodek Law Group.
|County |Todd Spodek Law Group Services |
|Hudson |Criminal Defense Lawyer |
|Burlington |Criminal Attorneys |
|Somerset |Criminal Attorney |
|Camden |Criminal Defense Lawyers |
|Atlantic |Criminal Lawyers |
|Gloucester |Criminal Attorney |
|Mercer |Criminal Attorney |
|Monmouth |Criminal Attorneys |
|Hunterdon |Criminal Defense Lawyer |
|Middlesex |Criminal Lawyers |
|Passaic |Criminal Attorneys |
|Union |Criminal Lawyer |
|Bergen |Criminal Defense Attorney |
|Morris |Criminal Lawyers |
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Todd Spodek Law Group, we are committed to fighting for your rights and providing sound legal counsel. If you or is someone you love facing a detention hearing in New Jersey, dont hesitate to contact us for a free consultation! We offer our high-quality legal services throughout the state of New Jersey and are available 24/7 to provide you with the help you need.
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