Appellate Court Denies Defendant’s Attempt to Reopen Pre-Trial Detention Hearing

The New Jersey Superior Court denied a defendant’s attempt to reopen a pre-trial detention hearing in a recently published decision.  The defendant did not retain counsel prior to the pre-trial detention hearing and the State proffered a photograph to implicate the defendant during the hearing.

The trial court granted pre-trial detention and the defendant failed to appeal within the allocated time.  His appeal to reopen the pre-trial detention hearing decision was denied and trial court’s ruling was upheld.

Under N.J.S.A. 2A:162-20(a) to (f) there are several factors that the court must take into account to determine if the defendant requires pre-trial detention.

If you or a family member has a pre-trial detention hearing or wants to appeal a pre-trial detention hearing decision you must act quickly as courts are not likely to revisit a trial courts holding of a pre-trial detention.

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