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State v. Lane

New Jersey Supreme Court

June 16, 2022

The New Jersey Supreme Court did not extend the “pipeline retroactivity” of N.J.S.A. 2C:44-1(b)(14), which added a new mitigating factor at sentencing where “the defendant was under 26 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense.” Here, the defendant was sentenced before the Legislature enacted the new mitigating factor. But his direct appeal was pending when Legislature passed the statute, and he was under 26 years old when he committed his crime. He argued his case should be remanded for a new sentencing wherein he could take advantage of the new law. But the Supreme Court disagreed and held that the statutory language did not indicate that it would apply to defendants sentenced before the provision’s effective date.

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