Charged with Robbery in New Jersey?
The courts rae treating Robbery offenses more and more seriously in New Jersey these days. For more than 40 years our firm has been handling robbery and other theft offenses throughout New Jersey. Contact us today by email or by telephone at 732-842-7773 to schedule your initial free 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
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. You may be facing years in prison if you are convicted of Robbery. Employing the best defense possible is a must when facing charges this serious. You need the expertise of a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer and the team of attorneys ready to help you at The Moriarty Law firm.
We Handle All Types of Criminal Charges
Criminal charges can be brought in either the Municipal or Superior court. The more severe the criminal charges the more likely they are to be handled in Superior Court, while minor charges are typically resolved in Municipal Court. We have a well deserved reputation for being the best in both arenas.
The severity of your charges is a determination made by the State and is usually based on a variety of factors. Penalties will vary based on the degree of the crime and whether or not there was a criminal conspiracy involved.
Call 732-842-7773 to speak with one of the Moriartys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your charges or you can contact us by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.