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Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, New Jersey Supreme Court. (Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM) Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court. (Photo: Carmen Natale/ALM)

In a 7-0 decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court reversed an appellate panel’s ruling that a defendant who has been released pretrial under the Criminal Justice Reform Act, and subsequently violates a condition of that release, can be charged and prosecuted for criminal contempt by the state.

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Suzette Parmley

Suzette Parmley is the Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she was the Atlantic City Gambling Industry Writer, Trenton Statehouse Correspondent, and Retail Columnist/Reporter. A 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association and graduate of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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