Notable Decisions and Other News


Sentence Reduced

February 11, 2015

After a routine traffic stop resulted in the discovery of various items in Mr. Mitchell’s vehicle, he was ultimately convicted of second- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a  weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  He was sentenced to concurrent determinate prison terms aggregating 9 years and 5 years’ post-release supervision. 

The Appellate Division held that Mr.Mitchell's sentence was excessive and reduced his aggregate sentence to 5½ years and 3 years’ post-release supervision.  

Kathleen Whooley briefed and argued the case.