Charged with Robbery in New Jersey?
Get a The Legal Advice You Need to
Protect Your Rights!
Facing any criminal charge can be frightening. But, when that
criminal charge is something as serious as robbery, the penalties can be
nothing short of life-changing. Whether you admit your guilt or not,
dealing with the charge and the consequences of it can be very stressful
and certainly something to be scared about.
Fortunately, a criminal robbery charge does not always result in a
conviction. In other words, by working with a local criminal defense
attorney you may be able to avoid the potentially disastrous
Here in New Jersey, robbery charges are particularly serious. The
local cops, prosecutors and judges do not take kindly to violent crimes
like this. If you are accused of robbery, I may be able to help.
New Jersey Robbery Laws and Penalties
Under New Jersey’s Code of Criminal Justice, robbery is defined as:
Inflicting harm or force on another, or threatening to do so in the
course of committing a theft. This means you can be convicted of robbery
for scaring someone into giving up their property. Also, you don’t have
to be successful in the theft in order to face
the charge. A thwarted attempt could be classified as robbery as well.
Robbery is typically classified as a crime of the second degree.
Crimes of the second degree carry a potential
5 to 10 years in prison. However, if you are armed
at the time of the act, or if you purposefully inflict or attempt to
inflict serious bodily harm, you will face charges of a crime in the
first degree, which carries 10 to 20 years in
NJ Carjacking Laws
Related to the crime of robbery is the offense of carjacking. This is
similar to a robbery charge in that you are accused of using violence or
the threat of violence in order to take something that is not rightfully
yours. But, carjacking refers to cases where someone’s vehicle is the
object of your theft.
Carjacking is a crime in the first degree carrying
up to 30 years in prison. Unlike robbery, however, carjacking also
carries a mandatory minimum sentence of at
least 5 years in which you are not eligible for parole.
Robbery and carjacking charges are considered serious violent crimes.
They carry the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, as well as a
permanent criminal record.
If you are accused of an offense like this, you need an aggressive
advocate on your side campaigning for your rights and working to get the
best results possible.
Please contact my office to speak to be about these charges. I'll offer you
my legal advice and suggestions as to what your options are, and how I can help.
I look forward to speaking with you.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
One block from the Monmouth County Court House.
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey