Day: November 11, 2021

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NJ Supreme Court Rules Courts Can’t Subject Defendant to Enhanced Sentencing for Conduct Jury Found Defendant Not Guilty

In the consolidated cases of State v. Mark Melvin (A-44-19/083298) (Decided September 23, 2021) and State v. Michelle Paden-Battle (A-13-20/084603) (Decided September 23, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed whether a trial judge can consider a defendant’s alleged conduct for crimes for which a jury returned a not