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Pleasantville NJ Robbery Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime in Pleasantville, NJ, you should seek the help of a Pleasantville, NJ, robbery attorney as soon as possible. We will not only give you the legal advice you need but also help you protect your money and reputation. 

Being accused of robbery can be a tough situation regardless of whether or not you are guilty. Most people may be unsure of how to react or defend themselves. Without the right legal representation, robbery cases can be incredibly difficult to handle. 

At the Law Office of Matthew V. Portella, LLC, we realize that all cases are different. You can count on us to deliver solutions that are customized to your specific needs. You can always get the representation you need. We are experienced in cases such as;

  •     Robbery
  •     Domestic violence
  •     Disorderly offense
  •     Parole violations
  •     Traffic violations

What is Robbery in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, robbery is defined under the Criminal Code N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. It is when a person commits theft along with a second threat or act of violence. Common examples of robbery include;

  • Threatening someone with or intentionally instilling in them a fear of immediate bodily harm
  • Using force or inflicting injuries upon someone else
  • Threatening to immediately commit a first or second-degree crime or actually committing it

According to New Jersey laws, if anyone commits any of the listed acts while in the course of; a theft, attempting to commit a theft, or fleeing after completing a theft, they can be charged with robbery.

Robbery is considered a second-degree crime but it may be a first-degree crime when weapons are involved or a person inflicts severe bodily harm on their victim. 

We can also help you with subsets of robbery cases such as; 

Carjacking

This is a common type of robbery. The law defined it as a case where the defendant;

  • Inflicts bodily injury or uses forces on another person who was in control or possession of a vehicle
  • Threatens to inflict immediate bodily injury on a person who is in possession or control of the vehicle. 
  • Threatening to immediately commit a first or second-degree crime or actually committing it
  • Operates the vehicle while the operator or owner is in it
  • Orders someone else to operate the vehicle with the owner in it

Armed Robbery

This subset of robbery includes all robberies that are committed with deadly weapons, an immediate threat of bodily harm, or force. According to New Jersey laws, armed robbery is a first-degree crime. 

In the state, the possible sentences when you have been convicted with robbery can be severe. For first and second-degree robbery cases, the sentence may be from five to over 20 years in prison. Even though robbery is considered a second-degree crime, it can be a first-degree crime depending on the circumstances.

If you have been charged with a robbery, our team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can defend your rights and freedom. We can help you understand the consequences of the charge and represent you in court. Contact us today for a consultation. 

 

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