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What Is Needed To Prove A Robbery Charge In New Jersey?

The Prosecutor will need to prove that you:

  1. Inflicted bodily injury or use force upon another; or
  2. Threatened another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or
  3. Committed or threatened immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree

What Degree Is My Robbery Charge?

First degree if in the course of committing theft, you attempt to kill anyone, or purposely inflicts or attempts to inflict serious bodily injury, or is armed with, or uses or threatens the immediate use of a deadly weapon.
Second degree if anything else

​What Are The Penalties For Robbery In New Jersey? 

First Degree: 10-20 years in prison, fine up to $200,000.  Some crimes may carry a longer jail sentence
Second Degree: 5-10 years in prison, fine up to $150,000