Jersey Shore Premium Outlets Shoplifting Attorney
If you have been arrested or charged with shoplifting in Tinton Falls, New Jersey there is a good chance that you were caught shoplifting at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets. This is because although Tinton Falls is large town, it was mostly suburban developments with little to no major shopping centers until the outlets were bought in 2008. Now these outlets attract tens of thousands of people throughout the year and often result in dozens of shoplifting arrests. A shoplifting arrest can result in several outcomes and normally depends on how much the merchandise was valued at. For instance, if the complaint alleges that you stole or attempted to steal shoes worth $60 then you will be charged with a disorderly persons offenses shoplifting and be required to appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court. On the other hand, if you stole over $500 in clothing then the you will be charged with a third degree shoplifting and be required to appear in Monmouth County Superior Court. The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver are well experienced in handling all manners of shoplifting offenses and related crimes and we regularly appear in Monmouth County Superior Court and Tinton Falls Municipal Court. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help you or your loved, feel free to contact us today by calling (732) 856-9959 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey shoplifting lawyer.
Arrested for Shoplifting at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets
The Jersey Shore Premium Outlets attracts people from all over the state and even neighboring states to go shopping who are enticed by the reduced prices offered by the outlet stores. The outlets are also conveniently located right off the Garden State Parkway and the sign can even be viewed from the parkway as you drive past making it easily accessible for people driving back and forth from the shore. The Jersey Shore Premium Outlets offer a large outdoor shopping experience with approximately 120 outlet stores and a food court spread over more than 430,000 square feet of retail space. Some of the biggest outlets in the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets are Calvin Klein, Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Under Armor, Banana Republic, Coach, J.Crew, Burberry and Columbia. Based on their shear sizes, these larger outlet stores normally provide the most opportunities for shoplifting and, therefore, typically make the most shoplifting arrests. Most of these stores employ full time security guards also known as loss prevention officers to be on the look-out for potential shoplifters. However, there is a good chance you will not even know you are being watched because they normally dress in plain clothes pretending to be other shoppers or can be sitting in the back office watching the security cameras. If you are detained by a loss prevention officer as part of a shoplifting investigation, it is always best to be compliant and wait for the police to show up. In fact, if you try struggling and fighting with them you can easily be charged with a second degree armed robbery which carries 5 – 10 years in state prison with a presumption of incarceration, which means you are almost certain to go to state prison if convicted. Our attorneys are well experienced in handling different situations involving shoplifting allegations and related crimes. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, contact us today at (732) 856-9959 for a free consultation during which time we can go over the facts of your case and explain your options.