A 16-year-old male who has a history of run-ins with law enforcement received a six-year prison sentence on Wednesday January, 16, 2013. The sentence came in connection with an incident that took place in October of 2012.  In October, police were called to  41 Vine St. and when they arrived, they found the defendant wielding a knife. Police officers gave several commands to the Defendant to put the knife down. However, he ignored the police commands and he actually waved the knife at the police. Then the Defendant attempted to flee from the scene on foot.

This is not the first time that this juvenile has had a similar run-in with police. Previously, he was involved in a similar situation, however, that incident involved a pellet pistol not a knife. In part, because of his criminal history, the Defendant was not tried as a juvenile. The prosecution filed a motion to have the juvenile waived up to the adult criminal justice system. Judge Robert C Noonan told the Defendant that in addition to his prison sentence, he would also have three years of supervision.

The defendant was charged with and pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, and second-degree menacing. He as sentenced to a six year New Jersey State Prison term in connection with his burglary conviction. In addition, the defendant was also sentenced to a one-year New Jersey State Prison Sentence for the menacing charge and that sentence was set to run concurrent to the burglary sentence.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Bergen County Juvenile Defense Firm. We have a long track record of success defending youthful offenders, especially those charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense we can help. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys.