Essex County Shoplifting Attorney

  • Essex County New Jersey Shoplifting Charges

Essex County was established in 1682, with the first settlers beginning in what is now Newark, New Jersey. It is an industrial county and includes within its borders the Newark International Airport, Port Newark, along with a great range of retail stores and shopping establishments. Being charged with shoplifting can be very serious, whether it is a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge, with a felony charge being especially more troublesome. The great burdens of shoplifting convictions deem it necessary to obtain an experienced shoplifting defense attorney. The New Jersey shoplifting lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are very experienced in representing individuals charged with shoplifting in Essex County and have a great success rate. Our lawyers will assist you around the clock and will strive to diminish or eliminate the charges. The attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have over 100 years of experience representing clients in Essex County and are available 24/7 to provide legal advice. Please feel free to call our office for an initial consultation without charge at 1-877-450-8301.

Felony (Indictable) Shoplifting Charges in Essex County

In Essex County, a shoplifting charge can escalate to a felony charge if the value of the merchandise exceeds $200. An individual convicted of a felony shoplifting charge, including Second degree, Third degree, or Fourth degree charges, faces incarceration, community service, suspension of driving privileges, fines, and a criminal record. The grading of shoplifting charges vary depending on the degree of the charge, which is determined by the monetary value of the merchandise. If you are charged with a Fourth degree shoplifting, Third degree shoplifting, or Second degree shoplifting charge, it is crucial that you contact a knowledgeable lawyer immediately to discuss the legal remedies available to you. An attorney from our office would be happy to assist you and more than willing to answer any of your questions free of charge.

Misdemeanor or Disorderly Persons Shoplifting Charges

When a shoplifting charge is a disorderly persons offense, or misdemeanors, the arrest is dealt with in Municipal Court. Although a felony charge is more serious, a misdemeanor charge for shoplifting also brings serious consequences—including high fines, suspension of driving privileges, community service, a criminal record, or even incarceration. Our attorneys can help you develop a strong legal strategy to reduce the charges or have them dropped. Please contact our office if you are charged with a shoplifting offense in one of the following Essex County Municipal Courts or elsewhere in Essex County:

  • Bloomfield
  • Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • Fairfield
  • Glen Ridge
  • Livingston
  • Millburn
  • Montclair
  • Newark
  • Caldwell
  • Nutley
  • Roseland
  • West Orange

Essex County does not take shoplifting offenses lightly, and if you are charged in the county, you could be exposed to serious penalties. However, if you are adequately represented, the charges can be properly defended. Our lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver regularly represent individuals charged with shoplifting offenses in Essex County, and treat these cases with priority. If you or a loved one is charged with shoplifting, you should immediately discuss your case with a skilled attorney. Our attorneys are widely accessible and provide a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case.