Bill Grants Judges Authority to Sentence Offenders to Community Service

Last week, Governor Chris Christie signed into law several leftover bills from the prior year’s legislative session. Among the newly enacted legislation was bill A-3254. The bill amends N.J.S.A. 2B:12-23.1, “Penalties Payable in Installments; Alternative Penalties.” The revised statute’s language now allows municipal court judges to order a person found guilty of a crime to perform community service instead of paying a fine.
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