No Early Release Act in New Jersey
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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:
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.
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.