What is the No Early Release Act in New Jersey?

Any person who is convicted of committing a crime in New Jersey will face serious consequences of their actions. They may be facing probation, jail time, and heavy fines. When crimes are especially violent, the person charged may be subject to the No Early Release Act, which states that certain crimes are not eligible for getting out of jail before at least 85% of the sentence is complete.

The crimes in which a person can be held to the standards of the No Early Release Act include those that involve violence and put others in dangerous situations. These crimes may include homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, terrorism, burglary, sexual assault, racketeering in the first degree, the production of chemical weapons, and more.

It is also important to note that there may also be subject to a period of parole for either 3 or 5 years, depending on the crime you were convicted of.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important that you consult with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can not only defend you and work to protect your future, but also inform you of the consequences you may face if you are convicted of the crime. They may be able to give you warning that the crime you have bee charged with is included under the No Early Release Act.

The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly has years of experience defending clients when they have been charged with a crime. If you need experienced legal representation, give us a call today.

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