There are few things worse than obtaining a criminal record. If you are someone who is being charged with robbery in New Jersey, you risk facing a wide array of penalties, which is why you must continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How does New Jersey law define robbery?
New Jersey takes robbery crimes very seriously. Essentially, robbery is defined, by law, as doing any of the following in the course of committing a theft crime:
- Inflicting bodily injury upon another person
- Threatening bodily injury upon another person
- Committing or saying that you are going to commit either a first or second-degree crime during the course of a theft.
What happens if I am convicted of armed robbery in New Jersey?
If you are convicted of armed robbery in New Jersey, you are facing a wide array of very serious penalties that will most likely land you in jail. That being said, you should note that under most circumstances, robbery is considered a second-degree crime in New Jersey, however, it can be escalated to a first-degree crime if you killed, or attempted to kill someone, if you inflicted, or attempted to inflict serious injury upon another, or if you were armed with/used a deadly weapon. The potential consequences of an armed robbery charge in New Jersey are as follows:
- First-Degree Armed Robbery: You may go to prison for anywhere between 10 and 20 years, and you may also have to pay up to a $200,000 fine.
- Second-Degree Robbery: You may go to prison for anywhere between 5-10 years, and you may also have to pay a fine of up to $150,000.
The bottom line is that if you are currently facing robbery charges in New Jersey, you cannot afford to proceed without the assistance of a knowledgeable Camden County criminal defense attorney. Without an attorney, you may spend years in jail, face high fines, and also obtain a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life. Do not let this happen. We are here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead–all you have to do is give us a call.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.