The act of "armed" robbery occurs when a person takes something from another person while using violence, intimidation or threats while carrying a dangerous weapon. A person can be convicted of armed robbery even if they failed to discharge or use the weapon. In fact, merely discharging a weapon in the air or displaying the weapon is enough to pursue a conviction against the person. If you have been arrested for armed robbery, I urge you to contact an attorney from my firm, The Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC right away.
Under state law, armed robbery is referred to as an indictable criminal offense that is categorized as a first degree crime. A first degree crime is one of the most serious criminal offenses anyone can face. The penalties for armed robbery range from 10 to 20 years in state prison. Furthermore, first degree crimes are considered to have a "presumption of imprisonment," meaning if you are found guilty of armed robbery, you will be sent to prison.
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Robbery is a crime of the second degree, except it is a crime in the first degree when during the course of committing the theft the offender attempts to kill someone, purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, or is armed with, or uses or threatens the immediate use of a deadly weapon.
What many people may not realize is that in New Jersey a dangerous weapon is not limited to a firearm or a knife. It can be any weapon that the victim would reasonably believe is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death. This means that if you are facing first degree armed robbery charges, you could be facing up to 20 years in prison even if you merely threatened to harm someone with a dangerous weapon, but didn't actually carry out that threat.
As a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in East Brunswick with more than 15 years in practice, I am admitted to the bars in both New York and New Jersey. If you are facing serious felonious charges for armed robbery in New Jersey, it is absolutely critical that you contact me right away. I can conduct a detailed investigation into your case and search for any and all avenues that can help you reach a favorable outcome in the charges against you.
If you are facing armed robbery charges, contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC at (866) 760-6430.