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In Newark, bail for serious offenses can only be set by a Superior Court Judge. That would include charges such as murder, manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, extradition, kidnapping, extradition or a contempt for violation of a restraining order.

With all other charges, bail can be set by a municipal court judge, authorized court administrator, or deputy court administrator. This is preferable to a Superior Court Judge for a defendant since it will be quicker and can often be done at off hours like nights and weekends.

Regulations require that the bail must be set within 12 hours of arrest regardless of whether or not it is a under a Superior Court Judge.

    If you post the bail yourself:

  • There is a non-refundable filing fee of $18.
  • For indictable cases you will need to post the bail between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Criminal Records Office, Room 100S. This is located on the first floor of the Veterans Courthouse.
  • To post bail after 4:30 p.m. for an indictable case, as well as cases downgraded to the Municipal Court can be posted at the 13th Avenue entrance of the Essex County Jail starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • To get your money back after the final disposition of the case, bring identifcation and the bail forms to the Criminal Records Office, Room 100S.

If you plan on using a bail bondsman, make sure you ask if they are in the New Jersey State Bail Registry. The reason is that in Newark, there is a department called the Bail Unit. They will not accept bail from a bondsman that is not in the official Registry If you enter into a contract with someone like that, you may delay getting the defendant out, and you may be obligated to still pay certain fees to the bondsman. We recommend you ask them if they are in the registry when you email them so there can be no misunderstanding later.

TIP: If the bail seems unusually high or is unaffordable, ask several bail bondsmen for ways to motion for a bail reductions with the Criminal Case Management Unit. If done properly, a hearing can take place within three days and the bail is often lowered.

If you have someone who was arrested within city or county limits, you can call the Essex County Correctional Facility at 973-274-7500 to find their current whereabouts.

Just about everyone arrested within Newark city limits will pass through the Newark City Jail.

Newark City Jail
31 Green Street
Newark, NJ 17102
Tel: 973-733-6199

Nothing stated herein should be construed or interpreted to grant rights or remedies not otherwise granted under federal or state law. This information is provided as a public service and is not intended as a substitute for legal advice or representation by a lawyer or bail bondsman. We recommend you email a bail bondsman for more information about your bail bonds Newark situation.

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