Lawyer for Shoplifting Charges at Macy’s
Macy’s is one of the biggest department stores found throughout New Jersey and their stores can be found in almost every major mall. Macy’s is also one of the busiest stores in New Jersey and has thousands of shoppers through its doors on a daily basis. On a yearly basis, Macy’s spends hundreds of thousands on fighting and prosecuting shoplifting in New Jersey. This includes training and employing a large staff of loss prevention officers and surveillance footage to target and combat would-be shoplifters. These loss prevention officers and store representatives then regularly appear in court in order to follow through with prosecution through testimony and providing evidence against the defendants. In fact, based on our experience, we find Macy’s to be one of the most aggressive stores when it comes to following through with prosecution. At Proetta & Oliver, our New Jersey shoplifting lawyers typically defend dozens of clients each year throughout New Jersey who have been charged and arrested for shoplifting from Macy’s at one of our state’s many malls. If you are interested in learning more about how we may be able to help you, then contact our office today at (800) 463-0506 for a free consultation with an experienced shoplifting attorney who can answer your questions.
Shoplifting at Macy’s In New Jersey
There are well over a dozen different locations for Macy’s throughout New Jersey including the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, Menlo Park Mall in Edison, Woodbridge Center Mall, Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City, Freehold Raceway Mall, Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick, Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, Willowbrook in Wayne, Livingston Mall, Bridgewater Commons, Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, Rockaway Townsquare, Ocean County Mall in Toms River and Short Hills Mall in Millburn. It is important to note that these locations mentioned above are not all the Macy’s stores in New Jersey because for purposes of this list, we only included the locations of which we normally appear in court to defend Macy’s shoplifting charges. If you have been arrested for shoplifting or a related crime of robbery, burglary tools, receiving stolen property or credit card fraud from an incident that stemmed from being stopped at Macy’s then you should prepare yourself for a fight. The first step in fighting these charges is to hire an experienced criminal attorney who you can trust. Our attorneys have handled well over 1,000 shoplifting cases and related criminal cases and although we can not promise results, we can promise superior representation by keeping our clients apprised throughout their case and making sure we do everything within our power and under the law challenge the charges against them.
What Happens If I Am Arrested For Stealing From Macy’s
Once you are caught stealing or attempting to steal merchandise from Macy’s you will normally be detained by store personnel while they assess the situation. If you are lucky, sometimes they will simply let you go with a warning and an order to never come back to the store again or risk being charged. However, most times they will call the police to have charges filed. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes the police will actually sign the complaint or the loss prevention officer will sign it against the defendant. At that point in time, you will normally be released with a date to report to court. Depending on how much you allegedly stole you could be required to report to municipal court or Superior Court. For instance a disorderly persons offense shoplifting normally involves less than $200 in merchandise and you will be required to appear in the town’s municipal court. If the merchandise is worth more than $200 but less than $500 then the charges will most likely be a 4th degree indictable crime of shoplifting. From there you can be charged with a third degree shoplifting if the amount involved $500 or more but less than $75,000. At some point in time after receiving the complaint but normally before you go to court you will receive a notice for a civil penalty as well typically from the store’s attorney looking to collect money aside from restitution or fines. Any questions or concerns regarding your detention and subsequent arrest should be directed to your shoplifting attorney before you do anything.