Q: what is the punishment for armed robbery in NJ? Also, what is the punishment for a second-degree offense?
A: 2nd Degree offenses generally have a punishment of 5 to 10 years in State Prison.
A: Armed robbery is a 1st degree offense in NJ, which means it carries a possible sentence of 10-20 years in state prison and because it falls under the No Early Release Act, a person convicted of it would served 85% of whatever amount of time sentenced before becoming eligible for parole. There is also a type of robbery that is a 2nd degree offense, which would mean a possible sentence of 5-10 years, again with 85% applying, but that offense does not involve a weapon.
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