Somerset County NJ Shoplifting Attorney

Somerset County Shoplifting Charges

Somerset County is located in northern New Jersey, with a population of about 300,000 people. It is a scenic county equipped with a number of beautiful parks, such as Lord Stirling Park, Washington Valley Park, and Colonial Park. Along with its parks is also a number of shopping malls and outlets, including some of Central New Jersey’s largest shopping centers, such as Blue Star Shopping Center, Bridgewater Commons, Lyons Mall, The Marketplace at Manville, Middlebrook Center, Montgomery Center, Raritan Mall, Watchung Square, and Somerset Shopping Center. With these great retail attractions also come frequent shoplifting charges. Shoplifting charges, whether misdemeanor or felony charges, can result in serious consequences. A conviction of a shoplifting offense can result in incarceration, high fines, as well as a criminal record—which could be debilitating for one’s future. The seriousness of these penalties makes it absolutely necessary to obtain an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of John F. Marshall, our lawyers are competent and dedicated to protecting your rights when defending you against any shoplifting charge. We are experienced at defending shoplifting offenses and will work to have the charges reduced or dropped completely. The attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall have practiced throughout the state of New Jersey and have often appeared in Somerset County. We have forty years of criminal defense experience and been very successful at defending individuals charged with shoplifting offenses in Somerset County.

Indictable Shoplifting Charges in Somerset County

Felony shoplifting charges, which are also indictable charges, are handled in Somerset County Superior Court, located in Somerville, New Jersey. A felony shoplifting charge will be imposed if the defendant is accused of shoplifting goods in excess of $200. Felony shoplifting charges carry especially serious penalties like considerable jail time, excessive fines, restitution, probation, and other serious sentences. Furthermore, you can be charged with a felony shoplifting charge in the Fourth Degree, the Third Degree, and the most serious—Second Degree. For any felony shoplifting charge, it is necessary that you speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Our attorneys are committed to defending your felony shoplifting charge and can offer the advice you need to achieve the best legal outcome. The lawyers at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall have often appeared in Somerset County Superior Court and can provide you with an aggressive defense against your charge.

Somerset County Superior Courthouse is located in Somerville, New Jersey, at 20 North Bridge St. The phone number of the courthouse is (908) 231-7000.

Directions to Somerset County Superior Courthouse

Merge onto GARDEN STATE PKWY N. Take the RT-440 exit, EXIT 127, toward I-287. Next, merge onto NJ-440 S. NJ-440 S becomes I-287 N. Take the RT-28 W exit, EXIT 13B, toward SOMERVILLE. Then merge onto NJ-28/UNION AVE. Make a LEFT onto N GASTON AVE/NJ-28. Turn RIGHT onto E MAIN ST/NJ-28. Turn RIGHT onto N BRIDGE ST. End at 20 N BRIDGE ST, on the RIGHT.

Somerset County Municipal Courts

All misdemeanor shoplifting charges are dealt with in the municipal court of the town where the alleged offense occurred. Municipal town courts handle shoplifting offenses that have a value below $200, which are considered disorderly persons offenses, also known as misdemeanors. Although misdemeanors are less serious offenses as felony shoplifting offenses, misdemeanors can result in comparable penalties, including incarceration, fines, and a criminal record. These penalties can be burdensome, especially for future career and educational prospects. For these reasons, it is necessary to obtain an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will work to mitigate or eliminate the shoplifting charges. The attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall are prepared to handle any shoplifting cases and will work tirelessly to protect your rights. We understand the seriousness of shoplifting charges and have had much success in representing clients who are charged with misdemeanor shoplifting offenses. Our lawyers handle shoplifting cases in the following Municipal Courts or elsewhere in Somerset County:

  • Bedminster Township
  • Bernards Township
  • Bernardsville
  • Bound Brook
  • Branchburg Township
  • Bridgewater Township
  • Far Hills
  • Franklin Township
  • Kingston
  • Somerset
  • Green Brook Township
  • Hillsborough Township
  • Manville
  • Millstone
  • Montgomery Township
  • North Plainfield
  • Peapack-Gladstone
  • Raritan
  • Rocky Hill
  • Somerville
  • South Bound Brook
  • Warren Township
  • Watchung

Despite a distinction between shoplifting misdemeanors and felonies, any shoplifting offense can bring very serious consequences. If you or anyone you know has been charged with a shoplifting offense in Somerset County, you must contact a lawyer immediately. Please call the Law Offices of John F. Marshall at 1-877-450-8301 to speak with a lawyer, free of charge. Do not hesitate—your future is at stake.