Benefits of PTI--Court Compels Carlstadt Mayor Into Pretrial Intervention

William Roseman
Mayor of Carlstadt, NJ
Source: Carlstadt Website
New Jersey Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi, J.S.C., recently compelled the admission of William Roseman into Pretrial Intervention. Roseman is Mayor of Carlstadt, New Jersey, according to a July 12, 2012, report. Roseman's attorney emphasized he had always maintained his innocence.

The State filed an indictment, and a superseding indictment, charging Roseman and a co-defendant with Official Misconduct, Theft by Deception, and Conspiracy. The charges allegedly arose because Roseman did not remove his co-defendant from his medical and dental insurance plans provided by the town, according to various news reports from and

Judge DeAvila-Silebi found no evidence in the record to establish the elements of Theft by Deception. Overruling the State's objection, Judge DeAvila-Silebi based this opinion on more than 2,000 documents and transcripts, according to reports from on July 6, and July 12, 2012.

Roseman must perform 25 hours community service.


First, completion of PTI results in dismissal of the charges, which in turn allows the successful participant to avoid a criminal conviction. 
Second, rehabilitative services can begin soon after the alleged offense, allowing early initiation of services geared at correcting the behavior that led to the offense. 
Third, PTI admission eliminates many of the costs of formal court procedures. 
Fourth, PTI enables the victim, the public, and the defendant to put the matter behind them and move forward.
Finally, PTI reduces case loads, allowing courts to focus on more serious criminals.
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