True Crime & Law Podcast
May 6, 2020

Does COVID19 Qualify as Change of Circumstance in New Jersey

Covid-19 affecting Pre-trial Release in the New Jersey criminal justice system.

Meg is the former Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the County of Cape May, New Jersey. She's spent the last two years as a criminal defense attorney, and offers her unedited thoughts on

-Does COVID19 count as change of circumstance in pretrial motions?

-Weighing COVID19 with other factors overall in pretrial release.

-North Jersey vs South Jersey rate of inmate infection

As an adjunct instructor at Rowan University and former instructor at both the Cape May and Vineland police academies, she has a passion for sharing information about the law in NJ.

-The New Jersey judicial system is effectively shut down until April 26th.  Though, the date is most likely meaningless in terms of re-opening the courts.  -What are the conflicts we are facing between problem solving and the Constitution?

-What are the criteria of prisoner release in NJ?

-Covid-19 in New Jersey prisons and jails.

-Due-process and a speedy trial.

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