Defendant charged and indicted by a Hudson County Grand Jury with official misconduct (second degree) and theft (third degree). Defendant facing a state prison sentence as follows. For the official misconduct a consecutive sentence of 5-10 years to run consecutive to the third degree theft of 3-5 years. Total maximum state prison exposure of 15-years in state prison.
Appropriate pre-trial motions filed to the Superior Court Judge and the official misconduct count of the indictment is dismissed by court prior to trial.
After a five day criminal jury trial in which the case was given to the jury for deliberation, and while the jury is still deliberating, the Hudson County Prosecutor offers the defendant PTI (pre-trial intervention program), without the payment of any restitution.
Final results: After a period of one-year the theft charge will be dismissed and the Defendant will move to have his arrest for these charges expunged, and he will have absolutely no criminal record of the arrest or of the charges which were dismissed.
The Defendant who was not guilty is vindicated by Attorney Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., Esq. For a further review of the numerous criminal defense victories for Attorney Sanzone go to CriminalDefenseNJ.com
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Ipse dixit, which is translated from Latin to English, “we already decided you are bad.” Why do the police and/or prosecutor always decided that the defendant committed the crime without knowing all the facts of the case? Willful blindness is never justice. Authentic Justice requires that before anyone is charged with a crime that the charging authorities honestly and fairly investigate the alleged unlawful activity. All too often law enforcement rushes to judgment “to put a feather in their cap” and close a file.