Defense of New Jersey
DWI and Criminal Cases

International Clients


Immigration status is also considered when the judge sets bail. Factors to be considered in setting the bail generally include such as the length of defendant’s residence, family/community ties, or risk of failure to appear in court. If you are a non-US citizen, who holds nationality in a foreign country besides the USA, the judge may perceive that you have a thinner relationship with New Jersey than US citizens, on average, which can result in a perception of higher risk of escaping to the country of origin. Information of immigration status is now incorporated in various ways in the legal system to detain a non-US citizen for prosecution in court.

If you have questions about bail, contact the New Jersey Criminal attorney Bartholomew Baffuto, Esq. for a consultation.