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...

Types of Shoplifting in New Jersey

  In order to prove a case of shoplifting, the state must demonstrate that certain proscribed misconduct was committed by an accused. Where the prosecutor fails to establish a prohibited instance of "shoplifting", a finding of not guilty and/or dismissal is appropriate. The New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyers at our firm, Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, know how to defend a case in a Continue Reading...

Misdemeanor Shoplifting

  Shoplifting is handled in municipal court where it is charged as a disorderly persons offense. Although this variety of shoplifting is a misdemeanor and not a felony, the truth is that a conviction results in a record and can therefore effect employment, immigration and the like. If you have been charged with shoplifting under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11(c)(4) and do not want to deal with the 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...

Second Degree Shoplifting

Second Degree Shoplifting The law in New Jersey includes a second degree pedigree of shoplifting. This charge is encountered infrequently although it does arise on occasion. It is imperative that an experienced shoplifting defense lawyer be enlisted if you have been charged with a second degree offense of shoplifting as there is a presumption of incarceration if you are convicted of this Continue Reading...