N.J.S.A. 2C:14-12 – Conditions Placed Upon Release of Certain Defendants

2C:14-12 Conditions Placed Upon Release of Certain Defendants

2. a. When a defendant charged with a sex offense is released from custody before trial on bail or personal recognizance, the court authorizing the release may, as a condition of release, issue an order prohibiting the defendant from having any contact with the victim including, but not limited to, restraining the defendant from entering the victim’s residence, place of employment or business, or school, and from harassing or stalking the victim or the victim’s relatives in any way.

b. The written court order releasing the defendant shall contain the court’s directives specifically restricting the defendant’s ability to have contact with the victim or the victim’s friends, co-workers or relatives. The clerk of the court or other person designated by the court shall provide a copy of this order to the victim forthwith.

c. The victim’s location shall remain confidential and shall not appear on any documents or records to which the defendant has access.

L.2007, c.133, s.2.

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