Mercer County Shoplifting Charges

Mercer County Shoplifting Offense

Mercer County is located in central New Jersey, including the state’s capital city of Trenton. It is in proximity of New York City and Philadelphia, so it is officially part of the New York Metropolitan area and Delaware Valley. Also, within Mercer County are many colleges and universities, including Princeton University, The College of New Jersey, Rider University, Thomas Edison State College, and Mercer County Community College. Along with a number of higher education institutions, Mercer County has a great abundance of shopping areas, including Mercer Mall Shopping Center and the QuakerBridge Mall in Lawrence Township. Although these attractions produce great revenue for the county and attract many out-of-towners, they also bring with them an increasing number of shoplifting charges. Shoplifting charges can seriously alter one’s future career opportunities and educational prospects, because such charges result in serious consequences. A shoplifting conviction brings with it a criminal record, which can be disastrous for someone who is applying for jobs and/or to higher education institutions. In addition, shoplifting charges can result in a sentence of incarceration, excessive fines, and community service. For these reasons, it is necessary to obtain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the town and shoplifting offenses. The lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall have been very successful in having the charges lessened or eliminated entirely. Our attorneys have successfully represented many clients charged with shoplifting in Mercer County and can provide you with the best defense possible.

Indictable Shoplifting Charges in Mercer County

Felony shoplifting charges, which are considered indictable charges, are dealt with in Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton, New Jersey. You can be charged with an indictable shoplifting offense if the value of your merchandise exceeds $200. Felony shoplifting charges are frequent, because the prosecutors may add up the charges of multiple items stolen at different stores around the same time to obtain an indictable offense. In addition, you can be charged with a felony shoplifting charge as a Fourth Degree offense, a Third Degree offense, and the most serious charge—a Second Degree offense. Felony shoplifting charges carry very serious penalties, including exorbitant fines, up to ten years of incarceration, restitution, probation, and other life-altering consequences. If you have been charged with any felony shoplifting charge, you should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. Our attorneys have the ability to reduce your felony charge and mitigate the negative effects of a shoplifting offense. We have successfully defended many persons charged with felony shoplifting offense and are very familiar with Mercer County Superior Court.

Mercer County Superior Courthouse is located in Trenton, NJ at 209 South Broad Street, at the intersection of South Broad and Market Streets. The phone number to the courthouse is (609) 571-4000.

Directions to Mercer County Superior Courthouse

Begin on GARDEN STATE PKWY S. Take the RT-138 E/RT-34 exit, EXIT 98, toward I-195/BELMAR/PT. PLEASANT/TRENTON. Merge onto NJ-34 N via the exit on the LEFT. Merge onto I-195 W toward TRENTON. Merge onto NJ-29 N. Then, take the MARKET ST/RT-33 exit. Continue STRAIGHT to go onto MARKET ST/NJ-33 E. Make a LEFT onto S BROAD ST/US-206. End at 209 S BROAD ST, on the LEFT.

Mercer County Municipal Courts

All misdemeanor shoplifting charges are handled in the municipal court of the town where the alleged offense occurred. Municipal courts deals with shoplifting offenses under $200, which are considered disorderly persons offenses, also known as misdemeanors. Misdemeanors carry serious penalties, including incarceration, fines, and a criminal record. If you are charged with a misdemeanor shoplifting offense, you need to speak with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in these offenses and will be dedicated to protecting your rights. Our lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall have often appeared in Mercer County Municipal courts and have been successful at defending many individuals against misdemeanor charges. Please feel free to contact our office to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer free of charge. Our attorneys handle shoplifting cases in the following Municipal Courts or elsewhere in Mercer County:

  • East Windsor Township
  • Twin Rivers
  • Ewing Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Hopewell Borough
  • Hopewell Township
  • Titusville
  • Lawrence Township
  • Lawrenceville
  • Pennington
  • Princeton Borough
  • Princeton Township
  • Princeton North
  • Robbinsville Township
  • Trenton
  • West Windsor Township
  • Princeton Junction

Shoplifting is a very serious offense, whether it be a felony or misdemeanor charge. A shoplifting conviction can bring serious consequences for your life. If you or anyone you know has been charged with a shoplifting offense in Mercer County, do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of John F. Marshall. Our lawyers are prepared to provide you with an aggressive defense. Please contact our office at 1-877-450-8301.