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No Early Release Act in New Jersey

Wall New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys serving Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and all surrounding NJ areas.

In New Jersey, there is a sentencing law called the No Early Release Act or NERA. The No Early Release Act is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2. Under this statute, a New Jersey Superior Court which is sentencing a defendant for one of the below listed crimes, must impose a period of parole ineligibility of 85% of the sentence. In other words, an individual will not be eligible for parole until they serve 85% of the time in custody if they are convicted of one of the below offenses and a separate plea agreement is not reached.

  • 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

If you or someone you know has been charged with one of the above offenses it is critical that you contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to discuss all of your options and any potential resolutions of your charges. Our attorneys are aggressive and successful. We have handled thousands of serious criminal cases throughout New Jersey and are ready and willing to represent you. Call us today for a free consultation.


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