Arrested For Shoplifting In NJ? You Need Experienced Legal Help.
I have never been arrested before this. What are the penalties and will I have a criminal record if I am convicted?
Being arrested for shoplifting is serious. Shoplifting is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C;20-11 and can constitute either a crime or criminal offense depending on the amount of the shoplifted item(s).
The consequences of a guilty plea or guilty finding would result in a criminal record. Therefore, it is imperative that an individual charged with shoplifting, whether it be in municipal or Superior court, hires an experienced criminal attorney.
Moreover, shoplifting carries with it progressively stricter penalties if a person has previously been convicted of the offense.
If you or a family member have been arrested for shoplifting in New Jersey, call us at 732-625-9661.