Criminal Lawyer in Kenilworth, NJ
Kenilworth Criminal Attorneys Represent Clients Charged with Serious Crimes
When selecting a criminal defense lawyer, the key is experience. At the Union County law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience representing clients in criminal matters in Kenilworth, New Jersey. Jon M. Bramnick is a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” with over 30 years of experience. Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are former Prosecutors and have handled many cases in Union County.
Criminal offenses arising out of Kenilworth are handled in either Kenilworth Municipal Court or Union County Superior Court. Non-indictable offenses are handled in Kenilworth Municipal Court, which is located at 567 Boulevard. The Honorable Jonathan H. Rosenbluth presides over the court. Indictable offenses are handled in Union County Superior Court. Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Posting Bail After Being Arrested in Kenilworth, NJ
Following an arrest in Kenilworth, New Jersey, bail is often required. Bail is property or cash given to ensure that a defendant, released from custody, will return for his or her court appearances. In Union County, when determining the bail amount, the judge will consider several different factors, including:
- seriousness of the crime charged against the defendant;
- apparent likelihood of conviction and the extent of punishment prescribed;
- defendant’s criminal record and previous record on bail;
- reputation and mental condition;
- length of residence in the Kenilworth, New Jersey community;
- family ties and relationships;
- employment status; and
- financial condition.
In Kenilworth, New Jersey, there are different ways to post bail. For example, a Kenilworth criminal defendant can post bail using cash in the Kenilworth court. For first or second degree offenses, posting the entire bail amount is required. For lesser offenses, a defendant can post 10% of the bail amount. Another way for a Kenilworth criminal defendant to post bail is through a surety. A surety is an entity that agrees to pay the full amount of the bail should the defendant fail to appear in court. If the surety is a commercial entity, it will generally collect a fee. These entities are commonly known as bail bondsmen. Lastly, a Kenilworth criminal defendant may be able to post bail with a property bond. A property bond is formed when the defendant or surety posts real property such as a home located in Union County to assure the defendant appears in court.
For certain other criminal offenses arising out of Kenilworth, New Jersey, the defendant may be released based on a promise to return for all court appearances. A promise to return for all court appearances is referred to as being released on one’s own recognizance.
Free Consultation – Kenilworth Criminal Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Kenilworth, New Jersey, it is important to consult with a New Jersey lawyer. Our Union County criminal defense attorneys know how to protect your rights and will petition the court to have your bail reduced. For a free consultation, contact us at 908 322 7000. We can be reached 24 hours a day.