Shoplifting Charges in Hudson County
A conviction for shoplifting in New Jersey can have devastating consequences. It can include jail time, high fines, probation, community service, restitution, court ordered therapy and even immigration consequences if applicable. If you have been arrested and charged with shoplifting in Hudson County, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. Our attorneys are well aware of the stress that most face when they are charged with a shoplifting charge. More often not this is first time that an individual will be involved with the criminal justice system. That is because most shoplifting offenses, especially in Jersey City occur as a result of a split second lapse in judgement. As such, our attorneys are dedicated to making sure that one simple mistake does not ruin our clients future.
We have been defending clients charged with not only shoplifting but robbery, theft of movable property, theft by deception, possession of burglary tools and trespassing in Hudson County for years now. Our office is located in the heart of Hudson County in Jersey City. If you would like to schedule a free consultation today, please contact us at (800)463-0506. Our attorneys are available immediately for a consultation. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Now here is some more information on shoplifting charges in New Jersey.
Charged with Shoplifting in Hudson County NJ?
Our Hudson County criminal defense attorneys have been appearing in courts throughout the county for years now. Mr. Proetta, who heads up our Jersey City office, has been defended hundreds of clients charged with shoplifting over his career, including charges occurring at the Newport Centre Mall. Some of the most common courts that we appear in Hudson County include:
- The Jersey City Municipal Court
- The Hudson County Superior Court
- The Secaucus Municipal Court
- The Kearny Municipal Court
- The North Bergen Municipal Court
When it comes to shoplifting charges in New Jersey, the “victim” in the cases is the store itself. However, the owners of the stores do not come personally to court, they send their security personnel who more often than not was the individual who witnessed the alleged crime. Having a good working relationship with them can go a long way to working out a favorable resolution of the case as any plea deal will be run by them. Some of the most common stores that we represent clients accused of shoplifting from in Hudson County include:
- The Home Depot
- Best Buy
How do I know where to go to Court?
Pursuant to NJSA 2C:20-11b, offense of shoplifting can either be a disorderly persons offense or a second, third or fourth degree felony offense in New Jersey. The degree that the Defendant is charged with will be dictated by the dollar amount of the merchandise in question. Also, the degree of the shoplifting charge will dictate where the Defendant must appear to defend said charges. For example, all felony offenses, which in essence means any shoplifting charge where the value of the merchandise was more than $200 will be heard in the Hudson County Superior Courthouse, which is located in Jersey City. Conversely, every disorderly persons offense shoplifting charge will be heard in the local municipal court in the municipality where the incident occurred. With that being said, it is possible to have a felony shoplifting charge downgraded to a disorderly persons offense. If that is to occur the felony shoplifting charges will be remanded back to the local municipal court where the incident happened. For more information on downgrading a shoplifting charge in New Jersey please contact our office at (NUMBER).
Shoplifting Attorneys in Jersey City NJ
Our Hudson County shoplifting defense lawyers are well aware of what is on the line when a Defendant gets accused of shoplifting. We will aggressively attack the evidence presented against you in order to help achieve a desirable outcome. We serve all of Hudson County including towns like Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, West New York, Kearny, Secaucus and Harrison. If you would like to sit down with one of our attorneys and discuss your options then please contact us directly at (800)463-0506. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs.