Bail/Intake/Central Judicial Processing
The Bail/Intake Unit conducts bail investigations and indigence determinations for those defendants committed to the Hudson County Jail charged with indictable offenses. These defendants appear via video during which the court advises the inmate of the charges against him/her, the right to a public defender (if a defendant cannot afford to pay for an attorney), and the amount of bail set in the case. Once an initial bail amount is set, bail is reviewed by a superior court judge and/or at the request of the prosecutor or of the attorney of record. First appearances are conducted daily in Hudson’s CJP Court (Central Judicial Processing) located at 595 Newark Ave., Rm. G5, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
A bail filing fee of $50.00 is required when bail is posted regardless of the type of bail required. Bail monies may be refunded by the Finance Division at the conclusion of the case provided all conditions have been met. Failure to appear for any scheduled court appearances will result in a bench warrant being issued for the defendant’s arrest and the forfeiture of bail. Bail for all indictable cases and cases downgraded to the Municipal Court can be posted at the Hudson County Jail located in Kearny.