Elmwood Park NJ Robbery Lawyers

The offense of robbery can be either a first or second degree felony depending on the facts of case. The most common scenario where a second degree robbery is escalated to a first degree armed robbery is when it is alleged that the defendant used or threatened to use a deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery.  The offense of robbery in New Jersey is also subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA requires a defendant convicted of any one of their enumerated offenses, to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. If you or someone you know has been charged with the offense of robbery in Elmwood Park New Jersey, or else where in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices at 1-800- 682-4037 for a free initial consultation. Furthermore, for additional information on the offense of robbery in New Jersey, please check out our Bergen County NJ Robbery page.

Police Arrest Ex-Con & Charge him with Armed Robbery & Weapons Offenses

SURVEILLANCE IMAGE: Courtesy ELMWOOD PARK PDThe Garfield, New Jersey police has announced that they have apprehended an ex-con whom they believe is responsible for a convenience store robbery in Elmwood Park NJ. Police believe, the Defendant, dressed in full motorcycle apparel and  armed with a weapon, entered a convenience store in Elmwood Park and demanded the teller to turn over all the money in the register. According to the reports the Defendant fled the scene and at some point latter that night was admitted in St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ for a heroin overdoes. To matters worse, the alleged Defendant has been on the run since May when he failed to show up at the Bergen County Superior Courthouse to be sentenced on a third degree drug possession charge.

The Defendant was finally apprehended by the Garfield New Jersey  police department after about a week long search. Various tips which came from the release of a surveillance video is what the police are claiming lead to the apprehension of the Defendant.  The police also believe, that the Defendant may have been involved in a similar robbery out of Wanaque New Jersey as well. The Defendant has formally been charged with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and certain persons not to be in possession of a weapon. He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $150,000 bail.