Jackson NJ Shoplifting Offense
The penalties if you are found guilty of shoplifting are significant whether you are facing a felony offense for shoplifting or a disorderly persons offense in municipal court the municipal court of Jackson. A second degree crime for shoplifting, which applies when the theft involves at least $75,000 in merchandise, carries a maximum fine of $150,000 and 10 years in jail. When the merchandise stolen has a value of $500 to $74,999, shoplifting is a third degree crime that triggers up to a $15,000 fine and 5 years in prison. Fourth degree shoplifting applies when the merchandise is worth at least $200 but less than $500. A fourth degree crime for shoplifting can result in a $7,500 fine and up to 18 months in jail. First, second, third and fourth degree cases are indictable in nature and therefore can only be heard in Toms River at the Ocean County Superior Court. A disorderly persons offense for shoplifting is handled in the municipal court of Jackson with a $1,000 potential fine and up to 6 months in the county jail applying. There is also mandatory community service of at least 10 days for a first offense, 15 days for a second offense and 25 days for a third offense. A third or subsequent offense also carries a mandatory jail sentence of at least ninety (90) days.Jackson NJ Shoplifting LawyerIf you were arrested for shoplifting at Jackson Premium Outlets or anywhere else in the township, we are here to help you. Our attorneys are skilled shoplifting lawyers with decades of experience successfully defending Jackson theft charges. An attorney on staff at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver is available now to assist you at (732) 286-6500. The consultation is free and we are more than happy to give you the time and attention you need.