Morristown Robbery Defense Attorneys

Morris County Burglary Charge Lawyers

Have you been arrested for robbery or burglary charges in New Jersey? Call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Hanlon Dunn Robertson Schwartz. We represent clients throughout New Jersey who are facing criminal charges.

Our criminal defense team includes a former prosecutor, several experienced trial lawyers and a certified* criminal trial attorney. Collectively, our criminal defense attorneys have more than 85 years of legal experience.

Robbery Charges in New Jersey

Robbery in the first degree is a felony offense in New Jersey, punishable by 10-20 years in prison. Robbery in the second degree is a felony offense in New Jersey, punishable by five to 10 years in prison.

Most robbery charges are second-degree charges, but a robbery offense may become a first-degree offense if the robbery involves an attempted murder, the use of a deadly weapon, or the intentional or attempted infliction of severe bodily injury. (NJSA 2C:15-1)

Burglary Charges in New Jersey

Burglary may be a second-degree crime or a third-degree crime in New Jersey. A second-degree crime is punishable by up to five-10 years in prison, whereas a third-degree crime is punishable by three-five years in prison.

A person is guilty of burglary if he or she enters a structure without valid legal authority for the purpose of committing a criminal offense. A burglary becomes a second-degree offense if the offender is armed with a deadly weapon or causes bodily injury to another person purposefully, knowingly or recklessly. (N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2)

Since a conviction for robbery or burglary can result in significant criminal penalties, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you have been arrested on such charges. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our Morristown robbery defense lawyers or burglary defense attorneys, call 800-481-9840/ 973-267-8895 or contact us by e-mail.

*Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey