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Toms River NJ Third Degree Shoplifting Attorney

Third Degree Shoplifting Offense in Ocean County

A record for stealing is something that can seriously effect your future so it is important to mount an effective defense to your third degree shoplifting offense in Toms River. An attorney who has considerable experience defending shoplifting charges in Ocean County and indictable crimes at the Superior Court in Toms River can prove invaluable in successfully defending a third degree crime for shoplifting. Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a well recognized criminal defense firm that has been representing those charged with shoplifting for decades. Several lawyers on our defense team are former prosecutors including Matthew Dorry, who served in Toms River. For a no obligation review of the facts of your case by a lawyer, contact our Toms River Office. A lawyer is available immediately at (732) 286-6500.

Third Degree Crime for Shoplifting in Toms River

The New Jersey Shoplifting Law is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. Taking possession or concealing merchandise for the purpose of depriving a retailer of the goods is considered shoplifting under this statute. When the property stolen has a value of at least $500 but less than $75,000, the offense is a third degree crime. An indictable charge like this falls outside the jurisdiction of the municipal court in Toms River, Jackson, Brick, Stafford or Lacey. The case must be directed to the county courthouse in Toms River where the Superior Court has authority to resolve the offense.

The penalties for third degree shoplifting are potentially extreme. The fine can reach $15,000. The state prison sentence is up to 5 years. There is also a period of community service that must be imposed. There is at least 10 days for a first offense, at least 15 days for a second offense, and up to 25 days for a third or subsequent conviction.

Third Degree Shoplifting Lawyer in Toms River

Our staff of attorneys has been appearing in Toms River on felony shoplifting cases for over twenty years with success. Whether securing a downgraded charge, dismissal or gaining admission into Pretrial Intervention, we have a rich history of averting a finding of guilt. If you would like the opportunity to speak to a lawyer about your third degree shoplifting charge, contact our office in Toms River. Lawyers are available 24/7 at (732) 286-6500.

What Clients Say About Our Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys
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.
I was out of state on a family emergency and I had to retain council asap as a boy friend was sitting in county jail with the new no bail point system and Mr marshal and staff made me feel Soo much better knowing that my detained loved one was in such great hands! He spoke to me as I was outta state kept in touch allowed me to work out payment due to the situation and just all out the difference in my bfs voice alone with all the medical problems and such he was going threw sounded better than he had since the first day he was there and was Soo happy that Mr marshal went that day retained to see him in the jail and have him ready for court which wasn't supposed to be till Friday but again Mr marshall and team got it so we can get him now on wendsday and all I have to say is if your looking for a real down to earth lawyer that will work with you and help in anyway possible and I can't for get the team at the office TONI and everyone else thank you again I'd give 100 stars if I could! Nicole J.
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