Theft & Robbery

Theft occurs when an individual takes another individual’s property without permission and with the intent to keep it. Theft is upgraded to Robbery when the individual taking the property uses or threatens to use force in order to take the property. Robbery is upgraded to Armed Robbery when the individual taking the property uses or threatens the use of a deadly weapon or when they cause someone serious injury while taking the property.

Prosecutors and Judges take Theft and Robbery related offenses very seriously. By Statute, even first time offenders face lengthy prison sentences for Robbery. If you have been arrested or charged with Theft or Robbery you need to speak with Joel Silberman as soon as possible.

2nd Degree Robbery Case
Client was charged with a strong armed robbery in the Superior Court of New Jersey and was being held on $100,000 cash only bail. Upon our first appearance the bail was reduced to $100 and the matter was remanded to the Jersey City Municipal Court where the charges were further reduced to town ordinance for a noise violation.

Defenses

  • Innocence
  • Constitutional Defenses
  • Prosecution has insufficient evidence to satisfy their burden

Sentencing Consequences

  • Sentencing can range from Probation to Imprisonment
  • Fines
  • Restitution