Morris County NJ Shoplifting Attorney

Morris County Shoplifting Charges

Morris County is located in Northern New Jersey and is part of the New York metropolitan area, with a population of about 500,000 people. There are great shopping areas located in Morris County, such as Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway Township, The Mall at 206, Flanders Village Mall, and a variety of department stores in ITC Crossing Shopping Center, including Pier 1, Walmart, and Lowes. These shopping areas also bring frequent out-of-towners, which make shoplifting a common occurrence. A shoplifting conviction can carry heavy penalties, with a defendant facing jail time, probation, high fines, and a criminal record. All of these penalties can be very serious and could seriously damage a person’s reputation and future prospects. Therefore, if you have been charged with a shoplifting offense, it is essential to obtain an experienced and committed criminal defense attorney who is familiar with shoplifting charges and the local courts. The lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall are competent to defend all shoplifting charges, and have often successfully defended individuals charged with shoplifting in Morris County. Our attorneys are dedicated and determined to providing you with the best defense possible and can mitigate or eliminate the charges completely.

Indictable Shoplifting Charges in Morris County

All felony shoplifting charges, or indictable charges, are handled in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, New Jersey. A felony shoplifting charge is imposed upon an individual if he or she is alleged to have shoplifted merchandise valued over $200. Felony shoplifting charges are easily imposed, as prosecutors are permitted to aggregate the values of different items in order to exceed $200. You can be charged with a Fourth Degree, Third Degree, or Second Degree felony shoplifting charge. These charges carry serious penalties, such as incarceration for up to ten years and exorbitant fines. If you have been charged with any of these felony shoplifting offenses, you need to contact a lawyer immediately. The attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall are ready to help you achieve your best legal outcome. We have the ability to reduce your felony charge or have the felony charges dropped entirely, and have successfully done so in many cases. We have often appeared in Morris County Superior Court and can provide you with an aggressive defense to fight this charge.

Morris County Superior Courthouse is located in Morristown, New Jersey at the corner of Washington and Court St. The phone number is (973) 579-0675.

Directions to Morris County Superior Courthouse

Begin on Garden State Parkway, and take Exit 145 to I-280 West. Take I-280 to the end, and then merge into I-80 West. From I-80 West , follow signs for I-287 South. Take Exit 35, which is Route 124 into Morristown. Follow signs for Madison West: this becomes South St. in downtown Morristown. South St. ends at The Green, a small park at which you must turn right onto S. Park PL. At S. Park Pl., go ¾ of the way around The Green by Turning Left onto E. Park Pl. At N. Park Pl., turn right onto Washington St. The Courthouse is on the left, at the corner of Washington and Court Streets.

Morris County Municipal Courts

Misdemeanor shoplifting offenses, also considered disorderly persons offenses, are dealt with in the municipal court of the town where the alleged offense took place. Misdemeanor shoplifting offenses involve merchandise under a value of $200, and are handled in the municipal courts. While not as severe as felony charges, misdemeanor shoplifting charges carry heavy penalties such as a considerable amount of jail time, restitution, high fines, and a criminal record. If you are charged with a misdemeanor shoplifting offense and must appear in your local municipal court in Morris County, you should contact an attorney at the Law Offices John F. Marshall to discuss the circumstances of your case. We offer free initial consultations and can provide you with the legal advice you need. We represent clients for shoplifting offenses in the following Municipal Courts or elsewhere in Morris County:

  • Boonton Township
  • Boonton Town
  • Butler
  • Boonton Township
  • Chatham Township
  • East Hanover Township
  • Denville Township
  • Chester Township
  • Dover
  • Florham Park
  • Hanover Township
  • Harding Township
  • Green Village
  • New Vernon
  • Jefferson Township
  • Kinnelon
  • Lincoln Park
  • Chatham Borough
  • Long Hill Township
  • Madison
  • Mendham Borough
  • Montville Township
  • Mine Hill Township
  • Morris Plains
  • Morris
  • Morristown
  • Mount Arlington
  • Mount Olive Township
  • Chester Borough
  • Budd Lake
  • Flanders
  • Mountain Lakes
  • Netcong
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills Township
  • Parsippany
  • Pequannock Township
  • Randolph Township
  • Mount Freedom
  • Riverdale
  • Rockaway Township
  • Rockaway Borough
  • Hibernia
  • Roxbury Township
  • Washington Township
  • Long Valley
  • Wharton
  • Victory Gardens

A shoplifting conviction can damage a person’s reputation as well as educational and career prospects. Do not hesitate to call a lawyer if you have been charged with a shoplifting offense in Morris County, New Jersey. The lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall can help you and are dedicated to protect your rights. If you or someone you know has been charged with a shoplifting offense in Morris County, please contact our office at 1-877-450-8301.