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Court Rule 7:3-1. Procedure After Arrest

Court Rule 7:3-1. Procedure After Arrest Effective January 1, 2017.

(a) First Appearance; Time; Defendants Not in Custody. Following the filing of a complaint and service of process upon the defendant, the defendant shall be brought, without unnecessary delay, before the court for a first appearance.

(b) First Appearance; Time; Defendants Committed to Jail. All defendants who are in custody shall have the first appearance conducted within 48 hours of their commitment to jail. For defendants incarcerated on an initial charge, on a Complaint- Warrant (CDR-2) for an indictable or disorderly persons offense, the first appearance shall be conducted at a centralized location and by a judge designated by the Chief Justice, as provided in Rule 3:26. For all other incarcerated defendants within the jurisdiction of the municipal court who require a first appearance, the first appearance shall be conducted by a judge authorized to set bail or other conditions of release; this includes those charged on an initial Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) for a petty disorderly persons offense.

(c) Custodial Arrest Without Warrant.

(1) Preparation of a Complaint and Summons or Warrant. A law enforcement officer making a custodial arrest without a Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) shall take the defendant to the police station where a complaint shall be immediately prepared. The complaint shall be prepared on a complaint-summons form (CDR-1 or Special Form of Complaint and Summons), unless the law enforcement officer determines that one or more of the factors in R. 7:2-2(b) applies. Upon such determination, the law enforcement officer may prepare a Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) rather than a complaint summons.

(2) Probable Cause; Issuance of Process. If a Complaint-Warrant (CDR- 2) is prepared, the law enforcement officer shall, without unnecessary delay, but in no event later than 12 hours after arrest, present the matter to a judge, or in the absence of a judge, to a municipal court administrator or deputy court administrator who has been granted authority to determine whether a Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) or summons will issue. The judicial officer shall determine whether there is probable cause to believe that an offense was committed and that the defendant committed an offense. If probable cause is found, a summons or Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) may issue. If the judicial officer determines that the defendant will appear in response to a summons, a summons shall be issued consistent with the standard prescribed by R. 7:2-2. If the judicial officer determines that a warrant should issue, consistent with the standards prescribed by R. 7:2-2 after the Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) is issued, the defendant charged with a disorderly persons offense shall be remanded to the county jail pending

a determination of conditions of pretrial release. If the defendant is charged on a Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2) with a petty disorderly persons offense or any other non- disorderly persons offense within the jurisdiction of the municipal court, bail shall be set without unnecessary delay, but in no event later than 12 hours after arrest. The finding of probable cause shall be noted on the face of the summons or Complaint-Warrant (CDR-2). If no probable cause is found, no process shall issue and the complaint shall be dismissed by the judge.

(3) Summons. If a complaint-summons form (CDR-1 or Special Form of Complaint and Summons) has been prepared, or if a judicial officer has determined that a summons shall issue, the summons shall be served and the defendant shall be released after completion of post-arrest identification procedures required by law and pursuant to R. 7:2-2 (i).

(d) Non-Custodial Arrest. A law enforcement officer charging any offense may personally serve a complaint-summons (Special Form of Complaint and Summons) at the scene of the arrest without taking the defendant into custody.

(e) Arrest Following Bench Warrant. If a defendant is arrested on a bench warrant on an initial summons and monetary bail was not set at warrant issuance, a bail determination or release on personal recognizance must occur without unnecessary delay and no later than 12 hours after arrest. If the defendant is unable to post bail, the court shall review that bail promptly. The defendant may file an application with the court seeking a bail reduction; such bail reduction motion shall be heard in an expedited manner.

Note: Source -- R. (1969) 7:2, 7:3-1, 3:4-1. Adopted October 6, 1997 to be effective February 1, 1998; paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) amended July 12, 2002 to be effective September 3, 2002; paragraph (b) caption amended, paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) amended, and new paragraph (c) adopted July 28, 2004 to be effective September 1, 2004; paragraph (a) caption and text amended, new paragraph (b) adopted, former paragraph (b) amended and redesignated as paragraph (c) , and text amended, former paragraph (c) redesignated as paragraph (d), and new paragraph (e) adopted August 30, 2016 to be effective January 1, 2017; paragraphs (b), (c)(2) and (c)(3) amended November 14, 2016 to be effective January 1, 2017. 


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