NJ Armed Robbery Defense Attorney
This type of crime is defined as the forcible theft of property. Both Armed Robbery (using a weapon) and Strong-Arm Robbery (using any type of physical force) are violent crimes and a conviction could lead to a long prison sentence, with a mandatory period of parole ineligibility. Other crimes that will usually be charged include Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Weapon.
If you are charged with robbery, contact Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation to discuss what needs to be done to protect your rights and your freedom.
Defending Armed Robbery
In most of these cases, the best defense is to attack both the facts that the State is using to try to convict you and to develop every legal issue that can be used to weaken the State’s case. In a recent case, Mr Bailey represented a juvenile client who was charged with three counts of Armed Robbery, as well as numerous other crimes. The State moved the prosecution to the Adult Courts and the State offered a plea deal of 12 years in prison with the client serving 85% of that sentence. By attacking the identification procedures the cops used to ID the client, Mr Bailey worked out a plea with the client sentenced to half of what the State had offered.
What You Do in the First 24-Hours Can Impact Your Defense
If you are being investigated or charged with a crime, STOP TALKING! Anything you say can be used against you. Do not try to ‘explain’ what happened. This is not a social engagement, and the cops are not there to help you. They are there to develop a criminal case against you. The most important thing to do is REMAIN SILENT! Do not give a statement to the cops, and do not help them make the case against you stronger. If you do give a statement, we can challenge the Miranda warning but it is better for you if you never give the statement.
Other legal issues that can benefit you are to attack the identification the victim made of you; and, to suppress the seizure of any physical evidence the cops took from you. These are issues that you need to discuss with your criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to see if they can be successfully used to protect your rights. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 to discuss what steps need to be taken to defend your freedom.