NJ Robbery Lawyer

Elmwood Park Robbery Attorney Helps Clients Stay Out of Jail

There are far too many potential factors and circumstances that could change the nature of a robbery charge for you to attempt a defense on your own or to trust an inexperienced defense attorney. If found guilty of robbery in NJ, you could be facing anywhere from 5-20 years in prison, extensive fines and a lifetime of being marked as a criminal. The strategy you use to defend yourself from your robbery charge will greatly influence the severity of your charge, your verdict and your sentencing.

When the best possible outcome is the only scenario you can accept, then the only choice you can make for your criminal defense lawyer is Frank T. Luciano. As a litigation expert, Mr. Luciano has helped countless clients in Hackensack, Paterson and Jersey City, NJ have their charges reduced, avoid jail time and save their good name. Robbery is an extremely serious charge, and you can’t afford to choose a criminal defense attorney who does not have the skills, experience or resources to defend you to the fullest extent possible.

Robbery Charges in New Jersey: A First or Second Degree Criminal Offense

Robbery is codified in the New Jersey criminal code under N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1. Depending on the nature of the alleged crime, your robbery charge will be classified as a first or second-degree crime. A person is guilty of a robbery if during the perpetration of a theft, he or she:

  1. Causes bodily injury or uses force on another person.
  2. Threatens another person with bodily injury or makes them fearful of bodily injury.
  3. Immediately commits or threatens to commit any crime of a first or second degree.

The charge will be upgraded to a first-degree offense if the actor, during the course of the theft, kills a person, threatens to kill a person, inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, is armed with a deadly weapon, uses said weapon or threatens the use of the weapon. While these criteria may seem cut and dry, they are open to interpretation. How does one determine when and if a person fears for his or her life? What extent of bodily injury classifies as serious? Is it provable that the use of force occurred during the theft? Your case needs to be examined from all sides.

Finding the answers to questions like these and others will be instrumental in determining your charge, guilt and subsequent sentence. This is why it is critical, even if you are innocent, that you protect yourself and your family. Facing the prospect of losing 20 years of your life in jail, who you choose to defend you in court may end up being the most important decision you ever make.

Experience the Difference Frank T. Luciano Makes for His Clients in Hackensack Robbery Cases

When it comes to criminal defense, experience and knowledge are strong predictors of courtroom success. Whether you’re looking for a plea deal or for a not guilty verdict, Frank T. Luciano has nearly 40 years of successful experience you can lean on during this difficult time. And unlike many other defense attorneys who blindly take case after case and end up overloaded, Mr. Luciano’s selectiveness guarantees his clients his undivided attention and full focus.

If remaining out of jail and able to continue living your life are important, you cannot afford to take any chances with your legal representation. You will not find a more prepared, knowledgeable and experienced attorney to guide you to your desired legal outcome than Frank T. Luciano. Get your legal defense planning started today by contacting Mr. Luciano at 973-471-0004 for an initial consultation.

Our Client Testimonials

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"Mr. Luciano freed my mind of anxiety right from the start. A consummate professional. He explained all options on defense and guided me to the one I followed with excellent results. Best of all, he is reasonable. Relax and let his knowledge (the magic) work."

From a former client

"First thing I want to tell is that I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person like you and without question, the best lawyer in this world. I am very grateful for everything you did for me. I want to let you know that I'm doing good and if you ever think of coming to . . . for vacation don't forget to contact me. Thanks again Mr. Luciano and please say hello to that kind lady that answers the phone with pleasure every time I called."

From a former client with a First Degree Distribution Charge

"In my distraction focusing on my . . . trial, I failed to ask you how things went with . . . I watched and learned from you throughout that case and greatly admire the consummsate attorney that I hoped to emulate. I witnessed how very hard you worked and how you left no stone unturned. I hope the case worked out for you and your clients. If it did not (and I hope it did) it was not for lack of the effect on your part which was humbling."

From an adversary in a case where we ultimately returned a verdict of $2,069,000

"My family and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work on my case. I feel like I can live my life normally again and it feels awesome. You are truly a professional and wonderful attorney."

From a former client charged with a serious weapons offense

"At the time, I was mortified because, having only worked against you in the Prosecutor’s Office, I couldn’t picture being on the same side. Frank, I want to thank you for the pleasure of having worked with you over the past years. I have learned a great deal from you. Most importantly, I learned that cases were not always as black and white as I thought they were when I worked for the Prosecutor’s Office. You are a wonderful attorney who not only works hard, but also cares deeply about his clients. Frank, I think you are the best."

From a former investigator of a county prosecutor’s office and retired private investigator

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