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New Jersey Bail Schedule

The New Jersey Judiciary has adopted a schedule that outlines the bail ranges recommended for most criminal offenses. Where an individual falls within the range is to be determine in the discretion of the court. The following is a list of the more common criminal charges that arise in Middlesex County and the bail amounts set forth in the New Jersey Bail Schedule. For further assistance with securing or reducing bail, call our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126.

 

Charge

Degree

Bail Range

Is 10% Cash Bail Option Permissible?

Murder

1st Degree

$250,000-$750,000

No

Felony Murder

1st Degree

$250,000-$750,000

No

Aggravated Manslaughter

1st Degree

$200,000-$500,000

No

Manslaughter

2nd Degree

$100,000-$200,000

No

Kidnapping

1st Degree

$200,000-$400,000

No

Kidnapping

2nd Degree

$100,000-$200,000

No

Aggravated Sexual Assault

1st Degree

$150,000-$300,000

No

Sexual Assault

2nd Degree

$50,000-$200,000

No

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact

3rd Degree

$25,000-$100,000

Yes

Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Burglar’s Tools

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Registration of Sex Offenders (Megan’s Law)

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Death by Auto or Vessel

1st Degree

$150,000-$350,000

Yes

Death by Auto or Vessel

2nd Degree

$50,000-$150,000

Yes

Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death

3rd Degree

$15,000-$35,000

Yes

Simple Assault

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Simple Assault

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Aggravated Assault

2nd Degree

$35,000-$100,000

Yes

Aggravated Assault

3rd Degree

$20,000-$50,000

Yes

Aggravated Assault

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Aggravated Assault By Auto

2nd Degree

$20,000-$50,000

Yes

Aggravated Assault By Auto

3rd Degree

$5,000-$15,000

Yes

Aggravated Assault By Auto

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Terroristic Threats

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

Yes

Terroristic Threats

3rd Degree

$10,000-$20,000

Yes

Stalking

3rd Degree

$20,000-$50,000

Yes

Stalking

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Criminal Restraint

3rd Degree

$10,000-$25,000

Yes

False Imprisonment

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Luring, Enticing Child, Attempts

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

Yes

Criminal Sexual Contact

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Lewdness

4th Degree

$1,000 to $2,500

Yes

Lewdness

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Robbery

1st Degree

$100,000-$250,000

No

Robbery

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

No

Carjacking

1st Degree

$100,000-$250,000

No

Aggravated Arson

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

No

Arson

3rd Degree

$10,000-$35,000

Yes

Criminal Mischief

2nd Degree

$50,000-$75,000

Yes

Criminal Mischief

3rd Degree

$5,000-$15,000

Yes

Criminal Mischief

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Criminal Mischief

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Burglary

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

No

Burglary

3rd Degree

$10,000-$50,000

Yes

Criminal Trespass

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Criminal Trespass

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Criminal Trespass

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Theft

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

Yes (unless by extortion)

Theft

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Theft

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Theft

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance

3rd Degree

$2,500-$10,000

Yes

Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Shoplifting

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

Yes

Shoplifting

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Shoplifting

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Shoplifting

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Forgery

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Forgery

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Fake ID

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

Yes

Fake ID

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Fake ID

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Bad Checks

2nd Degree

$35,000-$75,000

Yes

Bad Checks

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Bad Checks

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Bad Checks

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Credit Cards

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Credit Cards

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Endangering Welfare of Children

1st Degree

$100,000-$250,000

No

Endangering Welfare of Children

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

No

Endangering Welfare of Children

3rd Degree

$20,000-$50,000

Yes

Endangering Welfare of Children

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

False Report to Law Enforcement

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

False Report to Law Enforcement

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Tampering with Witness and Informant

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

Yes

Tampering with Witness and Informant

3rd Degree

$20,000-$50,000

Yes

Obstructing Law Enforcement/Gov’t Function

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Obstructing Law Enforcement/Gov’t Function

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Resisting Arrest

3rd Degree

$5,000-$10,000

Yes

Resisting Arrest

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Eluding

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

No

Eluding

3rd Degree

$10,000-$20,000

Yes

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

Yes

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

3rd Degree

$5,000-$10,000

Yes

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Escape

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

No

Escape

3rd Degree

$10,000-$25,000

No

Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Contempt of Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Prostitution

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

Yes

Prostitution

3rd Degree

$5,000-$15,000

Yes

Prostitution

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Prostitution

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network

1st Degree

$200,000-$350,000

No

Manufacturing/Distributing CDS

1st Degree

$100,000-$250,000

No

Manufacturing/Distributing CDS

2nd Degree

$75,000-$150,000

No

Manufacturing/Distributing CDS

3rd Degree

$5,000-$20,000

Yes

Manufacturing/Distributing CDS

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Employing a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

No

Distributing/ Possessing w/ intent to Distribute CDS on or near school property or a school bus

3rd Degree

$15,000-$35,000

Yes

Distributing/ Possessing CDS w/ intent to Distribute within 500 feet of certain public property

2nd Degree

$25,000-$50,000

No

Distributing/ Possessing CDS w/ intent to Distribute within 500 feet of certain public property

3rd Degree

$10,000-$25,000

Yes

Possession of CDS or Analog

3rd Degree

$5,000-$10,000

Yes

Possession of CDS or Analog

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Possession of CDS or Analog

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Obtaining CDS by Fraud

3rd Degree

$5,000-$10,000

Yes

Prohibited Weapons and Devices

3rd Degree

$7,500-$20,000

Yes

Prohibited Weapons and Devices

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purpose

2nd Degree

$50,000-$100,000

No

Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purpose

3rd Degree

$10,000-$20,000

Yes

Possession of Weapons for Unlawful Purpose

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Unlawful Possession of Weapons

3rd Degree

$7,500-$20,000

Yes

Unlawful Possession of Weapons

4th Degree

$1,000-$2,500

Yes

Burglar’s Tools

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Simple Assault

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Simple Assault

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

False Imprisonment

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Lewdness

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Criminal Mischief

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Criminal Trespass

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Criminal Trespass

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Theft

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Unlawful Taking of a Means of Conveyance

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Shoplifting

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Bad Checks

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

False Reports to Law Enforcement Authority

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Obstructing Administration Of Law or Other Gov’t Function

Disorderly Persons

$5000-$1,000

Yes

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Disorderly Conduct

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Wandering, Remaining, or Prowling in public places with purposes of obtaining or selling CDS

Disorderly Persons

$500-$2,500

Yes

Harassment

4th Degree

$500-$1,000

Yes

Harassment

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Obstructing Highways and other Public Places

Petty Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Maintaining a Nuisance

4th Degree/DP

$100-$1,000

Yes

Sale of Cigarettes to Minors

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes

Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage by a Person Under the Legal Age

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Possession of Alcoholic Beverage on School Property

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Prostitution

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Possession of CDS or Analog

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Drug Paraphernalia Use or Possession w/ Intent to Use

Disorderly Persons

$500-$1,000

Yes

Possession or Distribution of Hypodermic Syringe or Needle

Petty Disorderly Persons

$100-$500

Yes