Shoplifting Lawyers in Freehold NJ
If you have been accused of shoplifting in Monmouth County, in towns like Freehold, Middletown, Eatontown, Marlboro, Manalapan or Hazlet, the attorneys at Proetta & Oliver can help. These are serious criminal charges and should not be taken lightly. As you will see below, anyone convicted of shoplifting in New Jersey will be facing jail time, high fines, community service, probation, restitution and if applicable, deportation proceedings. Our attorneys have defended clients charged with shoplifting at ShopRite, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, JCPenney, Sephora and Apple over the years. If you would like to come into our office and have a face to face consultation with one of our attorneys then please contact us at (732) 856-9959. We are well aware that being charged with a criminal offense can be stressful. However, we believe that hiring the right attorney, one that is not only familiar with the courts but also familiar in dealing with store security personnel can go a long way to help alleviating that stress. Our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Facing Shoplifting Charges in Monmouth County NJ?
Monmouth County as a whole deals with a tremendous amount of shoplifting charges each and every year, which is probably do in large part to both the Freehold Raceway Mall and Monmouth Mall which attract thousands of shoppers on a weekly basis. Here is a list of some of the most common courts that we defend clients accused of shoplifting in Monmouth County.
- Tinton Falls Municipal Court
- Middletown Municipal Court
- Ocean Township Municipal Court
- Hazlet Municipal Court
In addition, we frequently represent clients who have been charged with shoplifting from the following stores:
- The Home Depot
If you have been charged with shoplifting in any of the aforementioned stores and you would like a free initial consultation today then please contact us at (732) 856-9959. We can sit down to discuss the specific facts of your case in order to formulate a game plan that works best for you. Our attorneys will give you our honest feedback on how we think we can be of assistance.
Why Do I have to go to Freehold for my Shoplifting Charge?
The governing statute in New Jersey for shoplifting is NJSA 2C:20-11b. This offense can either be a disorderly persons offense or a second, third or fourth degree felony offense. The dollar amount of the merchandise in question is what dictates what degree of shoplifting a Defendant is charged with. It will also help dictate where the Defendant has to appear to defend those charges. Anyone charged with shoplifting more than $200 worth of merchandise will be charged with a felony offense. All felony offense shoplifting charges must transferred to the Monmouth County Superior Courthouse for disposition. Conversely, anyone charged with shoplifting less than $200 will be charged with a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). All disorderly persons offense shoplifting charges will be litigated in the local municipal court in the municipality where the offense occurred. With all that being said, an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense lawyer can seek to have the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office remand the felony shoplifting offense back to the local municipal court. If that is to occur, the felony level shoplifting charge will be downgraded to a disorderly persons offense. If that is to occur, a Defendant could go from potentially facing up to a decade behind bars up facing a probationary sentence at worst. To speak with one of our Monmouth County Shoplifting defense attorneys today, please contact us at (732) 856-9959.
Shoplifting Attorneys in Tinton Falls NJ
Our office is located right in the heart of Monmouth County, at 18 Kings Highway in Middletown. Our attorneys have been appearing in courts throughout the county for years now to defend clients accused of shoplifting, possession of burglary tools, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. If you have been charged with shoplifting or any other offense for that matter in Tinton Falls, Eatontown, Belmar, Hazlet, Aberdeen, Matawan, Red Bank or elsewhere in the county, we can help. For a free consultation today, please contact us at (732) 856-9959.