According to authorities, a woman was robbed while waiting to get her ashes on Ash Wednesday. Police say the woman was standing outside of St. Brendan’s church in Clifton waiting for the church to open when a car drove up onto the sidewalk close to where she was standing and a man swung open the car door and approached her. The man allegedly went up to the victim with a metal object in his hand and grabbed her purse. The woman tried to fight the man, however he pushed her to the ground and fled with her purse.
The suspect was later identified as 21 year-old Marc Terwilliger from Fair Lawn. Terwilliger is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He also faces Forgery charges for using a check that belonged to victim. Terwilliger already has pending drug charges. Click here to read more at www.northjersey.com.
A person is guilty of Robbery if, in the course of committing a theft, he: Inflicts bodily injury or uses force upon another; or threatens another with or purposely puts him in fear of immediate bodily injury; or commits or threatens immediately to commit any crime of the first or second degree. A crime of the first degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 10 and 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. A crime of the second degree is punishable by a term of imprisonment of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prisonwith 85% to be served under the No Early Release Act (NERA).
The Aggravated Assault statute is complicated and contains a variety of legal nuances. The consequences of a conviction for Aggravated Assault are permanent and severe. If you are convicted of Aggravated Assault in the second degree, you face a prison term of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% to be served under the No Early Release Act (NERA).
If you or someone you know is charged with Robbery or Aggravated Assault, you should contact an attorney immediately. Especially with your freedom at stake, it is important to have your rights protected in court. Former Morris County Prosecutor, Alissa D. Hascup will fight to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case. She is skilled and experienced at defending individuals charged with robbery and aggravated assault in towns like Wayne, Totowa, and Clifton. Contact her office for a free consultation about your case. She is available 24/7 at 862-257-1200.