State v. Paul

In State v. Paul, the defendant, appealed to the trial court’s denial of his motion to relax his pre-trial release conditions. The Appellate Division held that pre-trial discovery, which has reduced the weight of the evidence against the defendant, may constitute “changed circumstances” under Rule 3:26-2(c)(2). Furthermore, a defendant’s compliance with restrictive conditions over an extended period, if such compliance coincides with another material change demonstrating that the defendant’s pre-trial behavior, can be adequately managed by less restrictive means than initially imposed.

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