Shoplifting Charges Defense Attorney in New Jersey
Have You Been Arrested in NJ for Shoplifting Charges?
Fight Back with an Experienced Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in New Jersey!
Shoplifting is a specific kind of theft. Under New Jersey criminal laws, you may be charged with theft in addition to shoplifting. A Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in New Jersey can protect your rights!
Do I need to fight a theft charge in court with a lawyer?
Yes, even a minor shoplifting charge can leave you with a permanent criminal record.
Shoplifting(Theft) – Maximum Penalties
|Charge||Value of Goods||Max Penalty||Class|
|Disorderly||Under $200||up to 6 months in jail||Disorderly Persons|
|4th Degree||$200-$500||up to 18 months in jail||Felony Crime|
|3rd Degree||$500-$75000||up to 5 years||Felony Crime|
|2nd Degree||$75,000+||up to 10 years||Felony Crime|
See more information on NJ Shoplifting/Theft penalties are on my Theft page.
In addition to the theft penalty, the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey include:
- for a first offense, at least ten days of community service;
- for a second offense, at least 15 days of community service; and
- for a third or subsequent offense, a maximum of 25 days of community service. Any person convicted of a third or subsequent shoplifting offense shall serve a minimum term of imprisonment of not less than 90 days.
Under NJ shoplifting laws, any person purposely concealing merchandise of any store, either on the premises or outside, is presumed to have concealed the merchandise with the intention of depriving the merchant of the possession.
Also, there is no criminal or civil liability for merchant who causes the arrest of a person for shoplifting, where the merchant has probable cause for believing that the person arrested committed the offense of shoplifting.
A Free Legal Consultation With A Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in New Jersey
Our first meeting is always free, so you have nothing to lose — and you will learn just what your rights and options are, directly from a Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in New Jersey who has represented people just like you countless times before. If you decide not to hire me to represent you, it will only cost you an hour of your time.
Please call me to discuss your New Jersey Shoplifting charge, at my offices in Freehold, NJ. (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660. Call now for a free, no-obligation criminal defense legal consultation.
New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer – Freehold, NJ