Robbery Defense Lawyers in Garfield New Jersey
The Garfield New Jersey robbery defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have the knowledge and experience to successfully represent you interest. Robbery is a either a first or second degree felony in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant could find themselves spending up to twenty (20) years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up to $200,000. Furthermore, the offense of robbery, irrespective of whether it is a first or second degree, is subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA in essences requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they can become eligible for parole. For more information on the offense of robbery in New Jersey, including what separates a first degree from a second degree, please checkout our Garfield, NJ robbery practice series by clicking the link. If you or a loved one has been charged with robbery in Garfield, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced Bergen County criminal defense attorney immediately. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Garfield, New Jersey defense attorneys, please contact our Hackensack office at 1-800-682-4037. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who was charged with robbery following a shoplifting incident at a Rite Aid in Garfield.
Shoplifting Gone Wrong in Garfield NJ Turns into Robbery Charges
According to the reports, a fifty-one (51) year old male has been arrested and charged robbery following an incident in a Garfield Rite Aid. It appears that the Defendant was attempting to steal a his-and-her massager when he was confronted by a Rite Aid security guard. Apparently, the Defendant allegedly shoved the security guard in an effort to exit the store with the his-and-her massager. However, his efforts were not successful and the Defendant was quickly tackled and detained before he could exit the store.
The Defendant has formally been charged with robbery in the second degree rather then a disorderly persons offense shoplifting, since he allegedly shoved the security guard in the process of the theft. If convicted, the Defendant could be sentenced up to ten (10) year in a New Jersey State Prison. The Defendant is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail on a $75,000 bail. For more information on the offense of robbery please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County offices at 1-800-682-4037.