Sometimes, we make bad choices, and other times, those choices are influenced by peer pressure. But, what no one expects, regardless of life circumstances is to be arrested for burglary. Though, that is exactly what four locals are now facing.
According to New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal, four Verona, New Jersey, residents have been linked and face charges related to many residential burglaries across the state and locally. Specifically, the four locals are accused of stealing about $500,000 worth of valuables, including cash and jewelry.
The burglaries at issue are 84 that happened throughout and between Oct. 2020 and March 2021 in Union, Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Passaic, Bergen and Essex counties. In each burglary, the perpetrators broke in through a door during the early evening or afternoon. Once in, the burglars would steal items, like cash and jewelry from the residential homes throughout those eight New Jersey counties.
The criminal charges
Each of the four locals face multiple charges. These charges include third-degree burglary and second-degree conspiracy that bring fines up to $150,000 and up to 10 years in prison, which is why a strong criminal defense is needed.
What we can learn
For Verona, New Jersey, residents, the key takeaway from this is that anyone can be accused of anything at any time. But, when this happens, ask for an attorney immediately. If they refuse, ask to be release, and if they still refuse, keep asking for an attorney. Creating a strong criminal defense early is the key to keeping one’s freedom, but getting an attorney involved quickly can make all the difference.