Kearny NJ Robbery Defense Lawyers
Depending on the facts of the case, the offense of robbery can be either a first or second degree felony offense in New Jersey. The governing statute in New Jersey for robbery is N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. In essence, a defendant will be convicted of second degree robbery in Hudson County, if the State can prove that the defendant either used or threatened to use force during the commission of a theft. The offense will be elevated to a first degree robbery, if the State can prove that the defendant used or threatened to use a deadly weapon to commit the theft. For more information on the offense of robbery in Kearny, New Jersey please click the link. Robbery is a very serious offense in New Jersey, if convicted, a defendant could face up to twenty (20) years in a State prison. If you or someone you know has been charged with the offense of robbery in Kearny, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. With over 100 years of combined experience on staff, our staff has the experience necessary to successfully protect your freedom. If you would like a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800. Now here is a recent news article about a Kearny man accused of committing a robbery.
Kearny NJ man Charged with Robbery
A Kearny New Jersey native is accused of robbing a Lyndhurst women in her own home. Apparently, the Defendant, a twenty-four year old Kearny resident broke into the backdoor of a Lyndhurst home and demanded the seventy-four year old women turn over all her money. Although the women never saw a weapon, she alleges that the Defendant threatened the use of a weapon to help facilitate the robbery. The women’s husband, who also resides in the home, attempted to intervene, however, the Defendant allegedly struck him in the head, knocking him to the ground. In addition, when the Defendant fled the scene, he also knocked another individual who resides in an upstairs apartment, who was responding to the noise to the ground.
According to the reports, the Defendant fled to a nearby park, where he was quickly apprehended by the local police, thanks in most part to individual’s who were in the park at the same time. The Defendant has formally been charged with robbery, burglary, three counts of aggravated assault, criminal restraint and possession of hypodermic needle. He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $420,000 bail, since the incident happened in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. If convicted, the defendant faces up to decades behind bars. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense like robbery in Hudson County, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. If you would like a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800.