Woodbridge Center Mall Shoplifting Lawyers
Each year the New Jersey shoplifting lawyers at Proetta & Oliver defend clients for shoplifting charges arising out of arrests at Woodbridge Center. This is primarily because the mall advertises itself as an upscale shopping experience and attracts thousands of customers from all around the state and from neighboring states. In fact, Woodbridge Center Mall has over 200 vendors and stores and several large anchor stores which include Boscov’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenny, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and Sears. These anchor stores seem to attract the most shoplifting incidents every year in Woodbridge Center because they are the biggest and customers often do not feel the pressure of eyes watching them and take the risk of concealing merchandise. Unfortunately, what most people do not realize is that these large department stores normally employ a large scale security system which includes dozens or even sometimes hundreds of surveillance cameras that are being watched by a team of loss prevention officers. This means that you may be being watched and not even know it. If you or your loved one has been arrested for shoplifting from the Woodbridge Center Mall, then it is important that you consult with an experienced criminal attorney. At Proetta & Oliver we offer free consultations to prospective clients which are always confidential and are never pressured so call us today at (732) 856-9959 to speak with a lawyer about the circumstances of your case.
Shoplifting Arrests at Woodbridge Center
Woodbridge Center Mall goes by a few different names including Woodbridge Center or simply Woodbridge Mall. However, there is no mistaking that it is one of the biggest shopping malls in New Jersey based on the size alone of more than 1.6 million square feet. This effectively dwarfs nearby Menlo Park Mall and puts Woodbridge Mall in third place just behind Freehold Raceway Mall and Westfield Garden State Plaza, which holds the title of the biggest mall in New Jersey. Nevertheless, Woodbridge Center Mall rivals its competitors for how busy it can be. This is primarily due to the fact that the mall is at the intersection of Route 1 and U.S. Route 9 in Woodbridge, which are two of the busiest local highways in Central Jersey. Moreover, its close proximity to Staten Island attracts New Yorkers who want to save money on sales tax. Since opening its doors in the early 1970’s the mall has undergone several remodels and renovations to keep up with the growing demand of local shoppers including the residents of Woodbridge Township which has grown enormously and now stands as the 6th most populated municipality in New Jersey. With more shoppers, typically comes more shoplifting opportunities and potential shoplifters. If you are arrested for shoplifting at Woodbridge Center then you will most likely be required to appear in the Woodbridge Municipal Court located at 1 main street. However, if the amount alleged is over $200 then you can be charged with an indictable crime and the case will be sent to Middlesex County Superior Court to be reviewed and potentially handled by the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office.