State Criminal

Challenging a Discretionary Extended Term of Imprisonment Under New Jersey’s Persistent Offender Statute
Listen New Jersey’s persistent offender statute grants a sentencing court judge the discretion to impose an extended term when the statutory pre-requisites for an extended term sentence are present. State v. Pierce, 188 N.J. 155, 161 (2006). An extended term under the persistent offender statute is only available upon application of the prosecutor. State v. …