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New Jersey No Early Release Act Lawyers

New Jersey NERA Attorneys Help Clients Fight Charges for Violent Crimes

In New Jersey, convictions for certain crimes results in a sentence imposed pursuant to the No Early Release Act (“NERA”). N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2. A court sentencing an individual after being found guilty of one of the following first or second degree crimes is subject to the No Early Release Act:

  • Murder N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3
  • Aggravated Manslaughter N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4
  • Vehicular Homicide: 2C:11-5
  • 2nd Degree Aggravated Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)
  • Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer N.J.S.A. 2C:12-11(b)
  • Kidnapping N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2
  • Sexual Assault N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(b) and N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(c)(1)
  • Robbery N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1
  • Carjacking N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2
  • Aggravated Arson N.J.S.A. 2C:17-1(a)(1)
  • Burglary N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
  • Extortion N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5(a)
  • Booby traps in manufacturing or distribution facilities N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4.1
  • Strict Liability for Drug Induced Deaths N.J.S.A. 2C:35-9

NERA requires that the guilty party serve 85% of their prison term before becoming eligible for parole. The offenses listed above are charged in every Superior Court in the State of New Jersey.

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Because the penalties under NERA are so severe, it is important to consult with a New Jersey criminal lawyer. The criminal lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represent clients in criminal matters. Both Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are former prosecutors. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys, you can reach us at 908.322.7000. We are available 24 hours a day.

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