Robbery Charges for two Teenagers in Newark NJ
According to the initial reports, the Newark Police Department has arrested and charged two fifteen (15) year old males from Newark with among other things robbery in the second degree. The victim, a seventeen (17) year old male from Newark, alleges that these two teenagers punched him in the face and then stole his cellphone before fleeing the scene. The alleged incident took place in the parking lot of the golf course in Weequahic Park. It appears that the two juveniles were caught after the victim gave the responding officer’s an accurate description of the two Defendants.
The juveniles were taken to the Essex County Youth Detention Center, also know as Delany Hall which is located in Newark, New Jersey. They will remain in custody until they make their initial appearance in the Family Division of the Essex County Superior Courthouse, which is located also located in Newark. They have formally been charged with robbery in the second degree and theft in the third degree. If they do not get waived up to the adult criminal justice system, the juveniles face up to five years in Jamesburg if convicted of both counts. If they were to get waived up and treated as an adult, they could face up to fifteen (15) years in a New Jersey State Prison.
Juvenile Robbery Defense Attorneys in Essex County NJ
If you or your child has been charged with a criminal offense in Essex County, in towns like East Orange, West Orange, Belleville, Newark, Bloomfield, Nutley or Livingston, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our office has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including years of prior prosecuting experience. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, possession of heroin, distribution of marijuana, burglary or carjacking, contact our office directly at 973-710-1520. We can be reached 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.