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Willowbrook Mall Shoplifitng Lawyer

The attorneys at Proetta & Oliver are no stranger to defending clients in the Wayne Municipal Court and Passaic County Superior Court who are charged with shoplifting and related crimes that took place in Willowbrook Mall. Knowing these courts and how their procedures operate can often be tantamount in properly navigating your shoplifting case and securing a successful result. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, or even robbery at the Willowbrook Mall it is important you seek the representation of an experienced New Jersey shoplifting lawyer. Our shoplifting attorneys will take the time to learn your circumstances and the facts of your case. We can also answer your questions and address any of your concerns during a free initial consultation. To learn more, contact our office today at (732) 856-9959.

Why Are There So Many Shoplifting Arrests At Willowbrook?

Willowbrook Mall is a large two-level shopping center located in the town of Wayne, which is in Passaic County, New Jersey. After initially opening in the late 1960’s, it has undergone several renovations and expansions bringing it up to its’ current size of over 1.5 million square feet of retail space and housing over 200 stores. This impressive size makes Willowbrook the 4th largest mall in all of New Jersey, a rank that is shared with Monmouth Mall in central Jersey, which is tied for the same size. But like they say, size isn’t everything – Willowbrook also sits at a prime location near the intersection of U.S. Route 46, Route 23 and Interstate 80. These two important characteristics also make Willowbrook one of the busiest malls in the state even though it is only a short distance from Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. This may be partially due to the fact that nearby Bergen County and Paramus have limited shopping hours on Sundays so many weekend shoppers spillover into Willowbrook. Busy malls inherently have more shoplifting incidents than smaller or less busy shopping centers and that is obviously the case with Willowbrook which on average generates dozens if not hundreds of arrests throughout the year.

Charged with Shoplifting at Willowbrook Mall?

Willowbrook offers many large department stores that include Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Sears, and Macy’s as well as popular boutiques such as Sephora. These larger stores normally make the most shoplifting arrests throughout the year mainly because they carry the largest inventories and also because they normally have a full-time staff of loss prevention officers whose job it is to scour the store looking for potential shoplifters. If you were caught shoplifting by one of these loss prevention officers, you can assume that they probably caught you on camera concealing merchandise and trying to leave without paying for it. They will also typically write up their own report of the incident that they will then hand over to police along with any surveillance tapes which capture the alleged shoplifting. An experienced shoplifting attorney can challenge the store’s evidence against you in order to potentially secure a downgrade or dismissal of the charges. To learn more about how we can help you, contact our office at (732) 856-9959 and speak with one of our lawyers who can answer your questions and address your concerns.