A Monmouth County Man Charged with Sexual Assault has his Bail Set at One Million Dollars.

A 22 year old man is in the Monmouth County jail in lieu of $1 million bail.  Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin said the man is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 25-year-old Neptune Township woman at a Wall Township motel and an undisclosed location Wednesday night.  The man is charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and terroristic threats. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, kidnapping.

Because of the seriousness of a sexual assault charge, the prosecution often seeks to impose bails in excessive amounts.  Bail is cash or a cash equivalent that an arrested person gives to a court to insure that he will appear in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant appears in court at the proper time, the court refunds the bail. But if the defendant does not show up, the court keeps the bail and issues a warrant for the defendant’s arrest.

The Eighth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution requires that bail not be excessive. This means that bail should not be used to raise money for the government or to punish a person for being suspected of committing a crime. The purpose of bail is to give an arrested person their freedom until they are convicted of a crime and the amount of bail must be no more than is reasonably necessary to keep them from fleeing before a case is over.

Therefore bail should be determined not necessarily by the crime charged, but by the means of the person accused of the crime.  A skilled criminal defense attorney can make this argument on behalf of their client to ensure their freedom while awaiting trial for a crime of sexual assault.

As an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer, I understand the workings of the law and can properly defend accused persons in sexual assault offenses as well as those who have been convicted.  Visit my website,, for more information.