Notable Decisions and Other News


Sentence Reduced for Second-Degree Weapon Possession.

May 21, 2014

Mr. Jarvis, a college student, was driving a livery cab when he was pulled over for a traffic violation. The police searched the car and found a gun he kept in the cab for protection, leading to his arrest and conviction for second-degree criminal weapon possession.

The Appellate Division held that Mr. Jarvis’s sentence of 6 years followed by 5 years of post-release supervision was excessive and reduced it to 4 ½ years to be followed by 3 years or post-release supervision.

This case was briefed by Jenin Younes.