Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Countless times a day, throughout municipal courts across New Jersey, a precious opportunity is wasted. Frequently when a defense attorney pleads a client guilty he/she does not ask to be heard on sentencing. Similarly, when the court enters a finding of guilt, judges infrequently explain their rationale for the sentence imposed. Regrettably, all too often the court rules are ignored and a once in a lifetime opportunity to advocate on behalf of a defendant will never return.

New Jersey Court Rule 7:9-1(a) provides, “before imposing sentence the court shall afford the defendant and defense counsel an opportunity to make a statement on defendant’s behalf and to present any information in mitigation of punishment.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.