NJ High Court Upholds Conviction Despite Adjournment Denial

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision that could affect criminal proceedings statewide that the denial of a defendant’s request for adjournment did not constitute reversible error, even though the defendant first met his attorney on the day of a key hearing.

In a 4-1 split decision, New Jersey’s high court upheld the conviction of Terrence Miller, who was convicted of drug possession and distribution charges in 2007. Miller fought the convictions, arguing that the trial judge erred by refusing the public defender’s...
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