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Michael P. McGuire

Fighting For You In Your Pre-Trial Detention Hearing

Pre-trial detention can last weeks, months and in some cases, years. This is not only unfair but also puts immense strain on your family while you are sitting in jail.

At Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC, we can attend your pre-trial hearing with you to argue tenaciously for your right to remain at home or to have the shortest pre-trial detention possible. Contacting us immediately after an arrest for this purpose is ideal. However, if your hearing has already happened, we can try to appeal the outcome. Based in Freehold, we work with clients throughout New Jersey.

Understanding New Jersey’s Pre-Trial Detention Laws

Pre-trial detention refers to the period that you could spend in jail before your criminal trial. To determine the length of your pre-trial detention or whether the state can release you, the court will hold a hearing. It considers several factors, including:

  • Your prior criminal record, if any
  • Your age
  • Your prior sentences
  • Your prior failure, if any, to show up for court hearings

If you have already had a hearing, you might be able to appeal the ruling. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we know how to help the court understand your side of the story. We take every step we can to help you get pre-trial release with the lowest level of supervision possible.

What Is The Significance Of Pre-Trial Release?

Life is precious, and you do not want to waste a moment more in jail than you have to. But pre-trial freedom also has much greater implications. Suspects kept in pre-trial detention have a higher likelihood of convictions, pleading guilty and receiving long prison sentences. People of color also face higher rates of pre-trial detention than white defendants. For the sake of your future, it is imperative that you hire a defense attorney to help you with your hearing.

Get Help From A Defense Lawyer As Soon As Possible

The sooner you contact Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC, the better chance we have of assisting you. With that said, even if your pre-trial detention hearing has already happened, do not give up. Call us at 732-704-7331 in Freehold or send us an email to learn more about what we can do.