Arrested for Shoplifting? (N.J.S. 2C:20-11)
New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
Shoplifting has become a common crime in the United States. It is the unlawful
taking of an item from any retail store or place of sale. The penalties
for shoplifting are tied directly to the value of the good stolen. In
other words, as the item value goes up, so will possible penalties. If
you have been charged with shoplifting then you should contact a knowledgeable
Parsippany criminal defense lawyer right away. Having a high quality defense
attorney on your side can make a big difference in negotiation or trial.
Typically, items that are shoplifted are of little value and an agreement
can be negotiated if immediate action is taken, in some cases without
formal charges being filed. Community service, fines and possible probation
are some the potential consequences of a shoplifting charge. If the item
you took was over $1,000 then the consequences are much more serious in
a conviction, often leading to felony charges and time spent in state
prison if convicted. Your prior criminal record will also weigh heavily
on the sentence imposed by the court.
Charged with Shoplifting in New Jersey? I Can Help.
Each shoplifting case is different and requires a thorough review of every
detail and piece of evidence. I will look over your case to determine
what options you may have available. My law will firm take immediate action
for your defense, and should get involved before being formally charged
whenever possible. I am very familiar with the criminal justice system
in New Jersey, and I know how to negotiate with on behalf of my clients.
A large number of my clients come from personal referrals from prior clients
who were happy with the results and service they got from my firm. I always
return phone calls and can arrange appointments over the weekend when
necessary. My client's rights and best interests are always my top
priority. I serve clients all throughout the state of New Jersey, and
can powerfully defend you against shoplifting charges.
Contact my team at The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. to discuss your defense options!