Princeton Teenager Arrested on Suspicion of Armed Robberies
An 18-year-old Princeton man has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in three armed robberies. According to The Planet Princeton, the teenager was arrested after voluntarily going to police headquarters. Officials believe that he was involved in three separate instances in which he brandished a knife and demanded money. The young man has been charged with three counts of armed robbery and three counts of aggravated assault in addition to his six counts of weapons possession.
A theft or burglary charge rises to the level of robbery under New Jersey law if the incident involved a weapon or if there was a threat of injury or harm. Individuals involved in committing a theft could face robbery charges if they inflict bodily injury, use force upon another, threaten immediate bodily injury, or threaten to commit a crime of the first or second degree. Robbery is a second-degree crime, but it can be escalated to a first-degree crime if the defendant was armed with a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime.
Under the law, armed robbery is a first-degree crime and aggravated assault in New Jersey is a second-degree crime. These types of charges can result in years of incarceration, heavy fines, the creation of a criminal record, and many other potential penalties. Anyone facing robbery-related charges will need quality legal representation from a skilled defense attorney who will fight for his or her rights.
The experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to fight all types of criminal charges. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a serious crime such as robbery, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.