The Morris Township police department is still looking for the three individuals whom they allege burglarized a home early Thursday morning. According to the information at this point in time, the three suspects forcible entered the victim(s) home just after 10am on Thursday. Apparently a struggle must have ensued during the home invasion as the two victims who were home at the time were injured. It is unclear at this point in time what if anything was taken during the home invasion. With that being said, if the three suspects are ever caught they will most likely be charged with burglary in the second degree provided a weapon was used, robbery in the second degree and theft in the third degree.
The offenses of robbery and burglary in the second degree are very serious crimes. Ones that if convicted could subject a Defendant to serve up to ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison and fined up to $150,000. In addition, both of these offenses are subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA). NERA in essence requires a Defendant to serve at least 85% of their sentence before they could become eligible for parole.
Burglary Charges in Morris County NJ
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been representing clients charged with criminal offenses like burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, eluding, burglary or possession of heroin in Morris County for over a decade. Our office has eight Morristown criminal defense lawyers on staff, which makes our office one of the largest criminal defense firms in the State let alone Morris County. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime and would like to set up a free initial consultation with any one of the eight criminal defense attorneys on staff then please contact us directly at 973.404.7966. We are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.