12/19/19 State v. Randolph Palmer, Conviction after Jury Trial

On December 18, 2019, Randolph Palmer, 59, of Millville, New Jersey, was convicted by a jury of his peers of Operating a Motor Vehicle During a Period of License Suspension in the Fourth Degree.

The charges originated from an incident in Vineland, NJ that took place on December 17, 2016. The Defendant was pulled over that day and issued a summons for a motor vehicle violation of Driving While Suspended.   Later on, it was determined that he had two or more prior convictions for Driving Under the Influence and was suspended for same at the time (a criminal offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:40—26)

The defendant’s overall sentencing exposure is 18 months New Jersey State Prison.  A person convicted of this crime must serve at least 180 days mandatory minimum in jail per the statute.

The trial was presided over by the Honorable William F. Ziegler, J.S.C. The State of New Jersey was represented by Abigail Holmes, Esq.  The defendant was represented by John Morris, Esq.  Sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2020.

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