"In most of these cases, imprisonment is neither necessary nor appropriate to serve the interests of justice and protect public safety," acting Attorney General John Hoffman wrote.I don't believe it for a second, but what matters is that Shaneen Allen will not be prosecuted, taken from her family and wind up with a criminal record. It was the best we could have hoped for from a case that never should have been brought, and wouldn't have if this were Constitutional America.
"In applying the factors set out in the clarification, I determined that the defendant in this case should be offered the opportunity to be admitted into the Atlantic County PTI Program," McClain said. "I have communicated that determination to the court and defense counsel."
McClain previously said he did not allow such exceptions because they were so common that, if it had been the Legislature's intent, that would have been among the written exceptions.
God be with you, Ms. Allen. Congratulations!!