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Brick NJ Shoplifting Lawyer

Charged with Shoplifting in Brick Township

Major retailers like Target, Costco, Kohl's, Best Buy and Walmart make Brick New Jersey a prime location for shoplifting in Ocean County. There are many cases for shoplifting on the calendar of the Brick Municipal Court almost every session. The lawyers at our firm are well acquainted with this circumstance since we are the largest criminal defense team in the region, have been appearing in the court system for decades and include Matthew Dorry, a former prosecutor in this township. If you were arrested or otherwise came to be charged with shoplifting in Brick Township, an attorney with the skills you are looking for is ready to help you. Contact Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall anytime 24/7 for a free review of you matter by one of our attorneys. A lawyer is available to assist you immediately at (732) 286-6500.

Shoplifting Offense in Brick New Jersey

The prosecutor must prove that you violated N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11 in order to convict you of a Brick NJ shoplifting offense. There are several ways that this may be established including your taking possession of merchandise with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of its value. Another way to convict someone of shoplifting is by proving that they concealed goods or swapped price tags.

The severity of the penalties for shoplifting in Brick or anywhere else in New Jersey depend on the value of the merchandise taken. It is a second degree crime to shoplifting property with a value of $75,000 or more. Shoplifting goods with a value of at least $500 but less than $75,000 is a third degree crime. A fourth degree crime results if you shoplift merchandise having a value of at least $200 but less than $500. Shoplifting is a disorderly persons offense when the value of the items stolen is less than $200.

Second degree shoplifting carries a fine of as much as $150,000 and a prison sentence of 5-10 years. A third degree shoplifting results in a fine of as much as $15,000 and up to 5 years of incarceration. Fourth degree shoplifting triggers a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. A disorderly persons offense for shoplifting includes penalties that include a $1,000 fine and up to 6 months in the county jail.

Brick NJ Shoplifting Defense Attorney

As you can see, a shoplifting charge in Brick NJ can have serious ramifications. Hiring a savvy defense attorney is probably the best thing you can do to insure that you have the greatest opportunity for avoiding a negative outcome. The lawyers at our firm have the training and experience to assist you in this capacity. We are former prosecutors who have been practicing in Brick Township and Ocean County for over a century. To speak to one of our attorneys immediately, call (732) 286-6500.

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Exemplary attorneys. I hired them for a DUI and an expungement. I was happy with the results for both cases. Special thank you to Samera for always answering all of my calls and questions JC
I'm 45 years old and this was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law. I was in need of a lawyer and after careful research, I called John F. Marshall Attorneys and was introduced to Abe Basch. Abe was professional, supportive and very thorough. I had three charges against me, one civil and two criminal. I was so scared and expressed that to Abe. The first day I had to go to court, I was an absolute nervous wreck but Abe prepped me and kept my anxiety levels down by going over the process of the courts thoroughly with me. He fought to get my charges dismissed and won all three cases (two court appearances). Abe is positive, confident and he ensured I felt the same way. I'd like to say thank you to Abe for working so diligently on my cases to get them dismissed. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest! I highly recommend Abe for any charges you may be faced with. Rose C.
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