Jersey City man sentenced to 27 years for North Bergen carjacking will get new trial

A man that was sentenced to 27 years for a North Bergen carjacking will get a new trial after the appellate court ruled that they “abused its discretion.”

” … We conclude the trial court abused its discretion by allowing the State to present Williams’s testimony without providing any report, especially after denying defense counsel an opportunity to learn the basis for Williams’s opinions at an immediate (New Jersey Rules of Evidence) 104 hearing, which did not, in itself, require a continuance beyond the length of the hearing that could have taken place that day,” Appellate Court Judges Douglas M. Fasciale, Scott J. Moynihan, and Stephanie Anne Mitterhoff ruled on Friday.

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