New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-123.63 - Revocation Of Parole; Hearing

30:4-123.63. Revocation of parole; hearing
19. a. If the hearing officer finds probable cause pursuant to subsection c. (1) of section 18 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.62) and finds that revocation is desirable pursuant to subsection c. (2) of section 18 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.62), or if the parolee is convicted of a criminal offense committed while on parole or is adjudicated delinquent for an act which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a crime, the board shall cause a revocation hearing to be conducted by a hearing officer, other than the hearing officer previously designated pursuant to section 18 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.62), within 60 days after the date a parolee is taken into custody as a parole violator unless the parolee or the hearing officer requests postponement of the revocation hearing, which may be granted by appropriate board panel for good cause, but in no event shall such postponement, if requested by the hearing officer, exceed 120 days.

b. Prior to the revocation hearing, the parolee shall be given written notice of:

(1)The time, date and place of the parole revocation hearing;

(2)The right pursuant to P.L.1974, c.33 (C.2A:158A-5.1 et seq.), to representation by an attorney or such other qualified person as the parolee chooses;

(3)The right to confront and cross-examine witnesses, and to rebut documentary evidence against him; and

(4)The right to testify, to present evidence and to subpena witnesses in his own behalf, provided a prima facie showing is made that the prospective witnesses will provide material testimony.

c. The hearing officer shall maintain a full and complete record of the parole revocation hearing.

d. After consideration of all evidence presented, if there is clear and convincing evidence that a parolee has violated the conditions of his parole, such violation being a basis for return to custody pursuant to subsection b. or c. of section 16 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.60), and if revocation and return to custody is desirable in the instant matter, the appropriate board panel may revoke parole and return such parolee to custody, for a specified length of time, or in accordance with the provisions of sections 16 and 17 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.60 and 30:4-123.61), or the appropriate board panel may issue an order modifying parole and releasing the offender or continuing parole and releasing the offender.

e. Not more than 21 days following the hearing conducted pursuant to this section, the parolee and his representative shall be informed in writing of the decision, the particular reasons therefor, and the facts relied on.

L.1979,c.441,s.19; amended 1995,c.280,s.43.

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