Ocean County NJ Shoplifting Lawyer

Ocean County Shoplifting Charges

New Jersey has very strict laws governing shoplifting. In fact, even a minor shoplifting charge can leave you with a permanent criminal record. While it may seem like a small offense, having a criminal record of this sort could have long-term effects and could prevent you from being employed in many professions. Do not jeopardize your future – call an experienced attorney who can help you to dismiss this charge and avoid the problems that come from a shoplifting offense altogether. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have consistently demonstrated success in this area. Through 40 years of experience, our lawyers have gained the knowledge necessary to guide you through the process of a shoplifting conviction. With our initial consultations free of charge, you have nothing to lose- except your criminal record. We are always accessible and can be reached at 1-877-450-8301.

Defending Shoplifting Charges

Shoplifting offenses can be extremely serious crimes depending on the amount allegedly taken. If you have been charged with shoplifting over $200 worth of merchandise, the offense is a felony, referred to as an indictable shoplifting offense. The severity of these charges hinge on grading, with Fourth Degree being the least serious, Third Degree, and then Second Degree. Irrespective of the variety of felony shoplifting, the charge is heard at the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. If you were charged with an indictable shoplifting offense, our lawyers would be happy to speak to you to discuss your options. It is certainly possible for a conviction to be avoided and your best step in reach this result is to consult an experienced defense attorney. A member of our defense team is available now to discuss your Superior Court case at 1-877-450-8301.

Shoplifting Offenses in Ocean County Municipal Court

Most shoplifting cases in Ocean County are heard in municipal court. While the monetary cutoff for disorderly persons charges (misdemeanor) of shoplifting that are supposed to be heard in municipal court is $200, cases involving alleged thefts in excess of this sum are routinely heard in municipal court. Although these offenses are not felony in nature, they give rise to fines, penalties and a criminal record. The good news is that our attorneys are overwhelmingly successful in avoiding conviction in these scenarios such that the pitfalls of a criminal conviction are avoided. Please do not hesitate to give us a call for a free initial consultation if you have a shoplifting case in one of the following Ocean County Municipal Courts or elsewhere in Ocean County:

  • Berkeley Township
  • Brick Township
  • Dover Township
  • Jackson Township
  • Lacey Township
  • Lakehurst
  • Lakewood Township
  • Manahawkin
  • Manchester Township
  • Ocean Gate
  • Ocean Township (Waretown)
  • Point Pleasant
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • Stafford Township
  • Toms River

If you or a loved one is seeking legal advice with respect to a shoplifting charge in Ocean County, we encourage you to contact our law office immediately. The longer you wait, the harder it may be protect yourself and remedy your situation. Attorneys from our firm are always available to address your concerns or to arrange an appointment for a free consultation. You have questions and we have the answers. Give us a call anytime at 1-877-450-8301.