Serious Defense Against Robbery Allegations
If you engage in violence or even threaten to cause bodily injury while stealing something, the charges against you can immediately be elevated from grand or petty larceny to robbery. Under New Jersey’s No Early Release law, robbery is one of those offenses where you’ll be required to serve at least 85% of the sentence handed down, and will have a mandatory probation period imposed after release. It’s important, then, that if you are under investigation for robbery or have been arrested and charged with robbery, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to protect your rights.
At Jack Venturi Law, we have focused our practice on criminal defense since 1975. We take a comprehensive approach to criminal defense, taking the time to fully investigate the facts and circumstances of your case, including whether police had probable cause to conduct a search, seizure or arrest. We understand the impact that a criminal conviction can have on the rest of your life. We’ll be at your side throughout the legal process, making certain your rights are protected and your questions answered.
Our Representation In Robbery Prosecutions
Under New Jersey law, robbery is defined as using force or causing bodily harm, or threatening to do so in the commission of a theft offense. The New Jersey statutes identify two different degrees of robbery:
- You can be charged with first-degree robbery if you are armed at the time of the theft, or if you attempt or inflict serious bodily injury during the commission of a theft. If convicted of first-degree robbery, you can be sentenced to 10-20 years in prison
- All other instances where you use force or the threat of force in the commission of a theft are considered second-degree robbery, with a potential sentence of 5-10 years.
At Jack Venturi Law, we handle all types of robbery claims. We’ll make certain your constitutional rights are protected and work to get the best result for you.