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Middlesex, New Jersey Robbery Lawyers
Robbery is an extremely serious offense in New Jersey. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have over one hundred years of combined experience representing individuals charged with robbery, aggravated assault (Aggravated Assault), marijuana possession and distribution (Marijuana Possession & Distribution), and driving while intoxicated (DWI) (Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)) throughout Middlesex County, NJ. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation.
New Jersey Robbery Charges: N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1
The statute governing robbery charges in New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 which provides in pertinent part:
§ 2C:15-1. Robbery
a. Robbery defined. A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he:
(1) Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon another; or
(2) Threatens another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or
(3) Commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree.
An act shall be deemed to be included in the phrase “in the course of committing a theft” if it occurs in an attempt to commit theft or in immediate flight after the attempt or commission.
b. Grading. Robbery is a crime of the second degree, except that it is a crime of the first degree if in the course of committing the theft the actor attempts to kill anyone, or purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, or is armed with, or uses or threatens the immediate use of a deadly weapon.
Penalties for Robbery in New Jersey
As the above statute enumerates, robbery requires the State to prove the use of force or threats during the course of a theft. Generally, robbery is a crime of the second degree. However, robbery can be graded as a first degree crime if the suspect uses a weapon or threatens the use of a weapon, attempts to kill someone, or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury. The penalties associated with these offenses are severe and include years in prison. As a result, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to examine all aspects of your charges and provide the best and most complete defense.
Contact the experienced attorneys and former prosecutors at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall with any questions or concerns that you may have at (732)246-7126.