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...

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...

Shoplifting Detention & Interrogation

Shoplifting Detention & Interrogation A frequent question raised by potential shoplifting clients concerns the manner in which they were detained and questioned by store security or police. The embarrassment of being stopped in a store can quickly escalate into a much more intense situation as a result of the approach taken by a security officer or police. Our lawyers will provide you Continue Reading...