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NJ Robbery Lawyer – Fight Robbery Charges In NJ

“Robbery charges in NJ are incredibly serious. I have extensive experience in handling robbery charges, and with a case like this, it is best to have an aggressive trial attorney with advanced defense strategies.”

Robbery is one of the most frowned upon criminal offenses in New Jersey.  The punishments are severe, and will definitely change the course of someones life.

Robbery is either a first degree or second degree offense, depending on the alleged circumstances of the crime.  The “degree” of the charge determines the severity of the robbery penalties.

A first degree crime is the most serious you can face in New Jersey and is punishable by ten (10) to twenty (20) years in New Jersey state prison.

A second degree offense, on the other hand, is punishable by five (5) to ten (10) years in jail.

Both these offenses have a presumption of incarceration which means that, even if you have no prior record, if you are convicted of a first degree or second degree robbery offense it is presumed that you will be sentenced to a prison (as opposed to probation.)

Moreover, robbery offenses are governed by the No Early Release Act (known as “NERA”) which requires that a defendant serve 85% of their prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

I have a lot of experience in handling robbery cases, and I’m sure that I can tell you how we can fight yours.  Your best bet is to give my office a call for a free consultation on the matter.

Our Aggressive New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys can help you to potentially defeat your charges.

The Tormey Law Firm has immense experienced handling robbery charges in New Jersey. Travis Tormey has represented clients for years charged with robbery, burglary, and theft in NJ.  With advanced defense strategies for this type of charge, he knows how to fight your case.”

Alissa Hascup, a member of The Tormey Law Firm, is a current county prosecutor who has handled many robbery cases for the State before defending clients against these same charges.

Contact our office anytime for a free consultation at (201)556-1571 and we are happy to discuss your case.

Robbery charges in New Jersey are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1 which provides in pertinent part:

§ 2C:15-1. Robbery

a. Robbery defined. A person is guilty of robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he:

(1) Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon another; or

(2) Threatens another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or

(3) Commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree.

An act shall be deemed to be included in the phrase “in the course of committing a theft” if it occurs in an attempt to commit theft or in immediate flight after the attempt or commission.

b. Grading. Robbery is a crime of the second degree, except that it is a crime of the first degree if in the course of committing the theft the actor attempts to kill anyone, or purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, or is armed with, or uses or threatens the immediate use of a deadly weapon.

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.


Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

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