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Charged with Shoplifting at Home Depot?

If you reading this, more likely than not you have been issued a summons for shoplifting at the Home Depot. If so, do not worry you are not alone. In fact, hundreds if not thousands of people get accused of shoplifting from the Home Depot each and every year in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been accused of shoplifting from the Home Depot, whether it be in West Windsor, Bridgewater, Hazlet, Bloomfield, Jersey City, Neptune, Woodbridge, Paramus or elsewhere in New Jersey, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our office fully understands what a criminal conviction for shoplifting can to do someones life, let alone the collateral affects it may have on their family. That is why our shoplifting defense lawyers are dedicated to aggressively defending these types of charges in order to help secure a desirable outcome.

With more than 60 locations spread throughout the State, it should be no surprise to hear that the Home Depot is one of the largest franchises operating in New Jersey. With just under 2,000 locations throughout the nation, they probably sees hundreds of thousands of customers walk through their doors each and every day. With that many customers on a daily basis, they are forced to invest a tremendous amount of money into their loss prevention unit, including but not limited to their surveillance systems. As such, they are dedicated to making sure than anyone arrested for shoplifting, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, theft or credit card fraud in their store is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. One of the reasons they do so, is to try and deter would be shoplifters. If you would like to come into our office and have a one-on-one consultation today, then please contact us at (732) 856-9959.

Facing a Shoplifting Charge from the Home Depot

If you have been charged with shoplifting from the Home Depot, you will be facing either a disorderly persons offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor or an indictable offense, which is New Jersey’s version of a felony. Which offense a Defendant is facing will depend directly on the dollar amount of the loss in question. Furthermore, the degree of the offense will also dictate what court has jurisdiction over the charges as well. For example, if a Defendant is alleged with shoplifting more than $200 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot in Woodbridge, then the charges will be transferred to the Middlesex Superior Court for disposition. However, if the Defendant is alleged to have shoplifted less than $200 from the same Home Depot, then the charges would be litigated in the Woodbridge Municipal Court. Regardless of the degree, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced New Jersey shoplifting defense lawyer. Our office defends those accused of shoplifting from the Home Depot in courts throughout the State, including the Bergen County Superior Court, the Passaic County Superior Court, the Mercer County Superior Court, the Union County Superior Court, the Bridgewater Municipal Court, the Linden Municipal Court, the South Plainfield Municipal Court as well as the East Hanover Municipal Court. To set up a free initial consultation today, please contact our office directly at 800-463-0506 or you can try contacting us online. With high fines, jail time and serious immigration consequences on the line, we strongly suggest that you do not take the charges lightly and speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.