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New Jersey Teenager Could Face Prison Until Age 60 For Robbery

New Jersey Teenager Could Face Prison Until Age 60 For Robbery

Criminal actions can have serious consequences and many of the consequences can have a lasting impact on the convicted person’s life. The recent actions of a 19-year-old male may create life changing consequences. The New Jersey resident has been charged with his fourth criminal act and faces a prison sentence of 40 years. That means the 19-year-old’s recent robbery charges could put him in prison until he is about 60.

Prior to the current arrest for armed robbery, the 19-year-old had already been convicted of unrelated offenses. The 19-year-old had a minor charge that was disclosed and three criminal convictions since he turned 18-years-old. The recent armed robbery offense stems from an incident where the 19-year-old allegedly brandished a weapon in a confrontation with another person. The teen has previous charges for firearm possession and resisting arrest. The most current arrest occurred while the teen was already in custody for a different armed robbery charge that is currently pending.

A robbery charge is a serious criminal charge. Armed robbery is a type of theft that includes the threat of force by the aggressor. The 19-year-old currently faces two armed robbery charges that remain pending. Each of the charges has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, which could create a 40-year prison sentence. An experienced criminal defense attorney can investigate the charges by reviewing evidence and the state of mind of the victim to establish a defense against the robbery charges.

Defending against charges whether minor or on a felony level is important. Some people think that a single misdemeanor or other minor charge won’t affect their future, but it could have an effect in later cases.

Source: nj.com, “One arrest leads to another for 19-year-old Jersey City man facing 40 years in prison,” Michelangelo Conte, May 22, 2012

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