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While Hunterdon County is far from overloaded with violent crime, it does have its share of robbery charges. There are a host of scenarios resulting in this offense including shoplifting where force is used—a struggle while snatching a cell phone or even a totally premeditated theft committed with a firearm. What is pivotal to keep in mind is that irrespective of why you were charged with robbery, you absolutely need a skilled attorney in your camp. This violation carries a minimum of 5 years in prison and up to 20 years so there isn’t any room for a half-hearted defense.
We are clearly an impressive option if you or your loved one is facing a robbery charge in Flemington at the Hunterdon County Superior Court. Our team of skilled lawyers includes county prosecutors who have served in positions that include Director of Major Crimes, Juvenile Division, Special Operations, Guns Task Force and the entire Trial Division. Whether your complaint or indictment is for first-degree or second-degree robbery, our ten criminal attorneys have over 200 years of experience to put into action so you achieve the best resolution of your case.
For an immediate free consultation with a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, call (908) 824-0855.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defends clients charged with robbery throughout Hunterdon County, including in Flemington, Readington, Union Township, Clinton, Raritan Township, Tewksbury, Lebanon, Bethlehem, Holland, Alexandria, East Amwell, Delaware Township, Lambertville, Kingwood, High Bridge, Hampton and other local municipalities.
Robbery Offense in Hunterdon County New Jersey
The offense of robbery is contained under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office must establish the following four elements, beyond reasonable doubt, in order to secure a conviction for a second-degree crime of robbery:
- The accused attempted or committed a theft;
- Inflicted bodily injury, used force or threatened to use force, purposely put someone in fear of immediate bodily injury, or committed or threatened to commit a crime of the first or second degree;
- The conduct set forth in (2) occurred during the court of the theft, attempted theft or during flight; and
- The actions of the accused were purposeful.
There is an additional element that must be presented by the state to prove a case of first-degree robbery, namely, that the defendant attempted to kill someone, purposely inflicted or attempted to inflict serious bodily injury, or was armed with a deadly weapon.
The penalties for robbery are severe. A first-degree robbery carries 10-20 years in prison and a fine that can reach $200,000. A second-degree robbery results in 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. In addition, the No Early Release Act must be applied at the time of sentencing for either first or second-degree robbery. This law requires that the accused serve at least 85% of his/her term of imprisonment before they can be considered for parole. Please note that robbery is ineligible for Pretrial Intervention.
Definition of Weapon. Just about any item that is capable of causing serious injury or death is considered a “deadly weapon.” Please note that items like a pellet gun, BB gun and the like have been construed as deadly weapons by New Jersey courts.
Conspiracy To Commit Robbery & Accomplice Liability. An individual can be convicted of robbery as long as he/she had an agreement with the primary actor(s) to commit the offense. This allows the state to pursue 2C:15-1 charges against someone who served as a lookout, the set-up man (e.g. made the telephone call to schedule the meeting where the robbery was committed) or any other role where a substantial step was taken to assist in the robbery.
Experienced Robbery Attorneys Are Available To Assist You Now In Our Flemington Office
There are very few criminal charges someone can face in Hunterdon County that are more extreme than robbery. This clearly is not an offense for an inexperienced attorney. This is a chief reason for you to strongly consider speaking to the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We have handled countless robbery charges at the courthouse in Flemington and others in New Jersey. To speak to a lawyer anytime 24/7, contact our Flemington Office. Attorneys are available to speak to you free of charge at (908) 824-0855.
Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represents individuals who are facing robbery charges in Hunterdon County, including in Flemington, Raritan Township, Clinton, Union Township, Readington, East Amwell, Lambertville, Bethlehem, Tewksbury, Lebanon, Holland, Alexandria, Delaware Township, Kingwood, High Bridge, Hampton and other local municipalities.