Day: January 31, 2022

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Youth Can’t Serve as Aggravating Factor in Sentencing

In State v. Cynthia Rivera (A-7-20/084419) (Decided December 29, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a defendant’s youth may be considered only as a mitigating factor in sentencing and can’t support an aggravating factor. Facts of State v. Rivera Defendant Cynthia Rivera admitted to planning and participating