Jersey City Teen Arrested & Charged with Burglary & Theft

Jersey City, NJ Burglary Defense Attorneys

The Jersey City burglary defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience and skill set needed to protect your liberty. The offense of burglary in New Jersey can be either a second or third degree felony depending on the underline facts of the case. The difference between the too could be the difference between a defendant receiving a probationary sentence or a ten (10) year state prison sentence. For more information on the offense of burglary in New Jersey please checkout our Hudson County NJ burglary practice series by clicking the link. The team of Jersey City defense lawyers at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall are available to discuss your options. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800.  Our Hudson County defense lawyers are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you might have. Now here is some information about a Jersey City resident who is charged with amongst other things, burglary.

Teen Burglarized Ex Girlfriend’s Mother’s Apartment

According to the reports released by the Jersey City police department, they have arrested and charged a nineteen year old Jersey City native with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief following an incident that occurred right around Thanksgiving. It appears that the Defendant was dating the victim’s sixteen year old daughter before she was sent to Florida by the victim in an effort to separate the too. The Defendant, apparently in a fit of rage, decided to break into his girlfriend’s mother’s apartment and burglarize it. When the victim returned home, she discovered that her apartment was ransacked; with paint being spilled all over the walls and floors and an antique table was scratched up too. Upon further investigation, the victim also realized that her credit cards, an apple lap top and a digital camera had been taken from the apartment as well. 

It is unclear what transpired next but the Defendant apparently decided to turn himself into the Jersey City, East District Police Station. At the station, the Defendant allegedly gave the police a full confession and exculpated the victim’s daughter, stating that she had no knowledge of the incident and that it was not done at her request, which it appears was originally thought. The Defendant appeared at his Hudson County Central Judicial Processing Hearing, where the Judge set bail at $10,000 with ten percent option. If convicted of all charges, the Defendant faces up to ten years plus in a New Jersey State Prison.