JERSEY CITY -- The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office and the Jersey City Anti Violence Coalition Movement will hold an information session on the Criminal Justice Reform Act next week.
The information session is scheduled for the 6 p.m. on March 8 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center.
Deputy Assistant Prosecutor Peter Stoma with discuss new arrest procedures, the public safety assessment given to people charged with a crime, and speedy trials.
On Jan. 1, the state rolled out its new bail overhaul that nearly eliminates the use of monetary bails. Under the new guidelines, inmates are given a risk assessment that determines the condition of the bail.
A person is only detained in jail if the state files a motion for pretrial detention. A hearing must be held before a Superior Court judge within five days of the state's motion.
Under the new guidelines, prosecutors have 90 days to get an indictment and 180 days to bring a defendant to trial.
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