ACDL-NJ Toolkit


This page is intended to 
provide links to every online resource that 
a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer 
will ever need in day-to-day practice. The links are arranged by topic, with each topic subdivided into New Jersey state resources followed by federal resources. 
Links marked with an asterisk contain good collections of links to other relevant resources. 

This page will be frequently updated, so please email us with any suggested additions or modifications, or if you find links that need updating.

GOVERNMENT

NJ State

State of New Jersey
"What County is that?" -- click on a city or town and scroll down to "Counties"
New Jersey County Offices -- find county government offices in New Jersey  
ABA Criminal Justice Standards
Federal Judicial Center criminal law materials
    Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials, Sixth Edition” 
NJ Attorney General's Criminal Law Digest:
    Criminal Law Digest - Cumulative Supplement, post-2001COURTS – JUDGES AND CLERKS

NJ State

New Jersey State Courts
    Criminal Law Directives 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

District of New Jersey



FINDING LAWYERS

Martindale Hubbell
Avvo

FINDING CASE LAW

Google Scholar - search case law for free
Internet Legal Resource Guide
Law Schools

 NJ State

Rutgers School of Law - New Jersey Law page
Rutgers Law Library - Camden
Google Scholar - search case law for free
Primary New Jersey Federal and State Resources from Findlaw
Primary Federal and State Resources Organized by State from Findlaw

Federal

Searchable United States Code
Searchable Code of Federal Regulations

CRIMINAL STATUTES AND RULES

NJ State

N.J.S.A. 2C: Defines specific offenses (Subtitle 2) and sentencing procedures (Subtitle 3)
Municipal Ordinances & Codes (source of potential non-criminal disorderly persons pleas)
New Jersey Court Rules, Part III (Rules Governing Criminal Practice)
New Jersey Court Rules, Part VII (Rules Governing Practice in the Municipal Courts)
New Jersey Court Rules, Part II (Rules Governing Practice in the Supreme Court and Appellate Division)
Model Criminal Jury Charges [PDF]

Federal

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence
Local Rules of Criminal (and Civil) Procedure, District of New Jersey [PDF]
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

PROSECUTORS

NJ State

New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
NJ Office of the Attorney General
NJ Attorney General Guidelines
NJ Attorney General Directives

Federal

United States Department of Justice
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
FBI - Newark Office
United States Attorney’s Manual
FBI Monthly Bulletin on Policies, Procedures and Other Topics
Other useful FBI publications

DEFENSE LAWYERS

 NJ State

Federal

Federal Public Defender*
Federal Public Defender of NJ
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)*
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys

CJA PANEL INFO

CJA Forms
CJA Plan [PDF]

BAIL/JAIL  - ARREST AND PRETRIAL RELEASE

NJ State

2017 Bail Reform Act Information

Other Information
Revised Statewide Bail Schedules, May 12, 2009 [PDF] 

Federal

“The Bail Reform Act of 1984, Third Edition" (Federal Judicial Center 2006)
18 USC CHAPTER 207 - RELEASE AND DETENTION PENDING JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS
18 USC § 3142 - RELEASE OR DETENTION OF A DEFENDANT PENDING TRIAL
Federal Bail and Detention Handbook (PLI)
Criminal Case Appearance Form [PDF]
United States Pretrial Services Agency - District of New Jersey
D.N.J.: What You Need to Know About Appearance Bonds English/Spanish [PDF]
Cancellation of Appearance Bond after case completion -- see Local Criminal Rule 46.1(b) & (c) [PDF]
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Inmate Locator
Prison locations
BOP Program Statements
RDAP program

IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES

Immigration Law and Crimes, By National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Immigration Law Handbook
Immigration Fundamentals: A Guide to Law & Practice 

GRAND JURY

 NJ State

State v. Hogan, 144 N.J. 216 (1996)


 Federal

DISCOVERY – BRADY/JENCKS/GIGLIO

NJ State

Supreme Court Report on Discovery in Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Matters, 2/21/12 [PDF]
Rule 3:13

Federal

NACDL "Discovery Reform" page*
"Ogden Memo" - Guidance for Prosecutors Regarding Criminal Discovery, David W. Ogden, Deputy Attorney General, January 4, 2010
USA Today database of "201 criminal cases across the nation in which federal judges found that prosecutors broke the rules"

PLEA

NJ State

Criminal Division Forms (plea forms, etc.)

Federal

Federal Organizational Plea Agreements   

PRETRIAL MOTIONS


MIRANDA/SEARCH & SEIZURE

NJ State

Arrest, Search & Seizure (Gannlaw)

Federal

Georgetown Law Journal “Annual Review of Criminal Procedure”



TRIAL

NJ State

Evidence

Expert Witnesses

Cross-Examination

Jury Issues

Federal

Evidence

Expert Witnesses

Cross-Examination

Jury Issues

SENTENCING

NJ STATE

Pre Trial Intervention Program (PTI)
NJ Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing*
Intensive Supervision Program (ISP)
Oral Argument Sentencing Guidelines [PDF] 

Important D.N.J. Standing Orders:
July-2000 Guideline Sentencing [PDF] - sets deadlines for Presentence Report procedure