Civil Penalties for Shoplifting in New Jersey

Civil Penalties for Shoplifting in New Jersey The law in NJ imposes not only criminal penalties for shoplifting but also provides for civil assessments for those who shoplift. These penalties are typically limited in nature but can have significant ancillary consequences if simply paid without careful consideration (e.g. admission of guilt with respect to a related criminal charge). If you Continue Reading...

Organized Retail Theft Enterprises

  The shoplifting laws of NJ include special provisions for thefts which occur in accordance with an organized enterprise. If you or a loved one has been charged with being part of an organized retail theft enterprise under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11, our criminal defense law firm is available to assist you. Make no mistake, the penalties resulting from a conviction on this charge are severe, so it Continue Reading...

Diversion, Dismissal & Downgrading

  The law in New Jersey allows for diversion of a charge, downgrading to a less serious offense and sometimes even dismissal of a shoplifting complaint notwithstanding the fact that a theft has taken place. The typical scenario for diversion is referred to as Pretrial Intervention (PTI). The lawyers at our office explore all avenues for a favorable resolution of a shoplifting offense Continue Reading...

Shoplifting & Immigration to the United States

Shoplifting & Immigration to the United States We often receive telephone calls from immigrants who have been arrested in NJ for shoplifting who are essentially “price shopping”. This approach to selection of a defense lawyer could not be worse in view of the stakes involved for someone who is not a citizen of the United States. A shoplifting conviction can be utterly devastating to an ind Continue Reading...

Shoplifting Resulting in Robbery Charges

Several times every year we are consulted by individuals or family members who have been arrested as a result of a shoplifting that has mushroomed into a robbery. The truth is that the line between a robbery and shoplifting is frequently eliminated if an individual uses force to resist apprehension for shoplifting. This encounter can be as basic as an accused colliding with a store employee or Continue Reading...