On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Burlington County, Docket Nos. FJ-03-998-09 and FJ-03-1012-09.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted February 2, 2011
Before Judges Gilroy and Ashrafi.
On March 6, 2009, the Family Part adjudicated juvenile J.N.B. delinquent of second-degree robbery. N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. On April 7, 2009, after finding aggravating dispositional factors, N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-44a(1)(c), (d), (g), (i), and (l), and no mitigating dispositional factors, N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-44a(2), the court committed J.N.B. to a three-year term at the New Jersey Training School for Boys, in Jamesburg, with a twelve-month period of supervision upon release.*fn1 The court also imposed all appropriate fines and penalties.
On appeal, J.N.B. argues:
THE TRIAL COURT'S FINDING OF THE JUVENILE'S GUILT WAS NOT SUPPORTED BY SUFFICIENT CREDIBLE EVIDENCE.
THE TRIAL COURT ERRED IN ADMITTING THE SPECULATIVE TESTIMONY OF [R.H.] AND HIS IMPROPER QUASI-EXPERT, LAY OPINION TESTIMONY.
THE TRIAL COURT IMPROPERLY ASSESSED THE AGGRAVATING AND MITIGATING FACTORS, FAILED TO CONSIDER THE JUVENILE'S DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, AND IMPOSED AN EXCESSIVE SENTENCE THAT DID NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE JUVENILE.
A. THE TRIAL JUDGE DOUBLE-COUNTED AGGRAVATING FACTORS IN THIS CASE BY USING THE JUVENILE'S PRIOR RECORD TO SATISFY FIVE SEPARATE ...