You will recall from our March 13, 2014 post, the story of Tim Farrow’s recent case, where his client was found Not Guilty on charges of Possession of a Firearm with an Unlawful Purpose, a Second Degree crime, and Aggravated Assault by Pointing a Firearm, a Fourth Degree crime.
Pursuant to the Graves Act, New Jersey’s very strict mandatory sentencing law for gun offenses, Farrow’s client faced a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years State Prison, 3 years without parole if convicted. Despite his clean record, the Prosecutor would not offer him less than a State Prison sentence. After unsuccessfully attempting to obtain a dismissal through motions, Farrow was forced to take the matter to trial on March 5, 2014, and on March 11, 2014, the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on both charges.
See the video below to hear more on this story, which aired on NBC10 news on April 8, 2014: