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Use a knife and hurt no one, get 11 years in jail. Get convicted three times of having an illegal gun while selling heroin, get 10 years.

Union man who robbed gas station with knife gets 11 years

A Union man who robbed a gas station attendant with a knife three years ago has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. …

Though Montague didn’t have any prior adult convictions, the judge said the 11-year sentence reflected the need to deter Montague and others from committing violent offenses.

N.J. man gets 10 years for third gun conviction

A 34-year-old Newark man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on weapons and drug charges stemming from a 2014 arrest, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning. …

Rivera has been convicted of carrying a gun three times and has additionally been convicted on drug charges four times, Worrall said.

Comments (3)

  1. CreedPogue

    You might find a significant difference in the caseload between Union and Hudson counties.

    1. vmars (Post author)

      That doesn’t make it right. Sentencing should not be geographically based.

  2. CreedPogue

    So, you think we should have mandatory sentences???


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