Legal Ethics

Newly appointed judge is arrested and suspended without pay

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A New Jersey judge has been suspended without pay following her arrest in Middlesex County on a charge of hindering the apprehension of another.

Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady, 41, only recently began work as a jurist, assuming the bench in that county in April, according to the Associated Press.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Brady’s suspension Wednesday, but provided few details about the circumstances. A supreme court order says there is reason to believe she violated the code of judicial conduct and the matter will be referred for further review.

The New Jersey Law Journal says Brady was arrested Tuesday at her home in Woodbridge after police came there to serve a warrant on a man who lived at the same address.

“An accused is always presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, but public confidence in the Judiciary requires that a judge charged with a crime by a law enforcement agency be relieved from all duties at once,” said Rabner.

The AP could not reach Brady for comment. Before becoming a judge she practiced at Stark & Stark in Lawrenceville as a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer.

See also

Star-Ledger: “Superior Court judge arrested, charged with hindering police to protect a robbery suspect”

Woodbridge Patch: “Superior Court Judge Accused of Hindering Man’s Apprehension”

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