Robbery Lawyers serving North Bergen, NJ
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, robbery can be either a first or second degree felony depending on the facts of the case. On a second degree felony, a Defendant can be sentenced anywhere between five-ten years in State Prison. Conversely, on a first degree felony, a Defendant can be sentenced anywhere between ten-twenty years in State Prison. To matters worse, robbery, irrespective of the degree, falls under the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. Just so you understand the difference between a NERA sentence and a typical flat sentence, on a flat sentence a Defendant will most likely serve 1/3 of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. If you have been charged with robbery in North Bergen, Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne or elsewhere in Hudson County, it is imperative that you hire the assistance of an experienced Hudson County criminal defense firm. The team of North Bergen robbery defense lawyers on staff at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has the experience and skill set required to fight to protect your freedom. If you would like to discuss your options with any one of the eight North Bergen robbery defense lawyers on staff, please contact our Jersey City office at 201.309.1800. In addition, if you would like to review some more information on the offense of robbery in Hudson County, please checkout our Hudson County robbery practice series by clicking the link. Now here is an article about a North Bergen resident who is accused of attempting to rob another individual after he burglarized their home.
North Bergen Resident Accused of Burglarizing and Robbing a home in the Borough
Based on the reports released thus far, a twenty-four year old male from North Bergen is accused of entering another individual’s home in the Borough in an attempt to burglarize the home. The Defendant was allegedly carrying a rifle at the time of the alleged burglary. When the Defendant entered said home, he was meet by the homeowner. The homeowner was able to escape the Defendant and call 911. When police arrived on scene the Defendant had already fled. However, based on the description given by the homeowner, the Defendant was soon located and taken into custody.
He has formally been charged with robbery in the first degree, burglary in the second degree, possession of a weapon in the third degree, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose in the third degree, certain persons in the second degree and possession of a large capacity magazine in the fourth degree. The Defendant was taken to the Hudson County Jail in Kearny, New Jersey and is currently being held on a $200,000 bail. His next court appearance should be at the Hudson County Central Judicial Processing Court, which is held in Jersey City, New Jersey.