Union County Shoplifting Lawyer

Union County NJ Shoplifting Charges

New Jersey is home to more shopping centers per square mile than any other in the US. Union County has its fair share of these venues and so too incidence of individuals arrested for shoplifting. Retail theft is a major component of the court docket in both the Superior Court of Union County as well as every municipal court. With repercussions such as fines, jail, a criminal record and potential loss of employment, a conviction can truly affect one’s future. It is therefore crucial for someone charged with shoplifting to have an attorney skilled in defending these charges in Union County. The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of John F. Marshall, have over 100 years of experience in defending individuals accused of shoplifting in Union County. A lawyer is available to assist you throughout the entire legal process and help you avoid a conviction. Please feel free to contact us if you or a loved one has been charged with shoplifting in Union County. An attorney is available 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301 and initial consultations at our Cranford office are always free of charge.

Indictable (Felony) Shoplifting Charges in Union County

If you have been charged with an indictable charge of shoplifting, your case shall be heard at the Superior Court of Union County in Elizabeth NJ. Felony offenses of shoplifting come in three grades – Second Degree, Third Degree and Second Degree, depending on the value of the merchandise allegedly stolen. The minimum jail exposure is up to 18 months for a conviction of Fourth Degree shoplifting. The potential incarceration period escalates to 5 years and 10 years for Third Degree and Second Degree shoplifting, respectively. Our attorneys are available now to discuss your rights and defenses if you have been charged with an indictable shoplifting offense.

Shoplifting Offenses in Union County Municipal Court (Misdemeanor)

The majority of shoplifting arrests in Union County result in municipal court charges referred to as disorderly persons offenses. Although a charge of this nature is a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony, it nonetheless involves jail of up to 6 months, fines and a criminal record. None of these ramifications are anything someone wants and our attorneys can certainly provide a good opportunity to avoid this from occurring. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a shoplifting case in Union County or a Municipal Court such as:

  • Berkeley Heights
  • Clark
  • Cranford
  • Elizabeth
  • Hillside
  • Linden
  • New Providence
  • Plainfield
  • Rahway
  • Roselle
  • Scotch Plains
  • Springfield
  • Summit
  • Union
  • Westfield

If you or a loved one has been charged with shoplifting, the first thing you need to do is consult an attorney with a track record of success in handling these matters in Union County. Union County is known to be extremely tough on shoplifting offenders but our attorneys can provide you with the resources necessary to avoid conviction. One of our lawyers would be happy to review your case and address your concerns. Call us 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301.