Ewing Theft Lawyer
There are many theft and fraud charges that someone like you can face in Ewing Township New Jersey. Certain offenses are more common than others such as shoplifting, receiving stolen property, burglary, theft of movable property, bad checks and theft of services. If you were charged with any form of theft in Ewing New Jersey, make the smart move by consulting a skilled lawyer immediately.
Almost all criminal charges of this nature are felony in nature and, even when they are only filed as a disorderly persons offense, they carry up to 6 months in jail and a record for dishonesty that employers and others (e.g. professional licensing board, immigration, etc.) will view very unfavorably. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall will make certain that you have every opportunity to escape ramifications such as these utilizing over a century of combined experience defending theft by deception, credit card theft, identity theft and other theft offenses in Ewing Municipal Court and at the Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton.
Irrespective of the theft charge you were arrested for in Ewing, it is definitely in your best interests to contact us to learn what options are available to you. Attorneys are available around the clock to assist with release from custody or any other issue you may be dealing with. Call our Princeton, Hamilton or Lawrence Office for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable defense lawyer now.Ewing Theft By Unlawful Taking and Other Theft Offenses
The core theft offense that someone can face in Ewing is theft by unlawful taking, also referred to as theft of movable property, under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3. This charge is really the backbone of all theft and even fraud related charges set forth in the New Jersey Criminal Code. An individual commits this violation if he/she “unlawfully takes, or exercises unlawful control over, movable property of another with purpose to deprive him thereof”. When this occurs, the severity of the related criminal charge hinges on the value of the property stolen. This criteria applies to almost every other theft offense charged, including shoplifting in Ewing. It does not apply to identity theft, forgery, credit card theft, burglary or robbery.
It is a second degree crime to commit a theft of property with a value of $75,000 or more. A third degree crime arises when the value of the property stolen is at least $500 but less than $75,000. When someone steals property worth at least $200 but less than $500, it results in a fourth degree crime. The lowest grade of theft is a disorderly persons offense and this occurs when the property taken has a value of under $200. The penalties you face for a theft charge falling into these grades such as writing a bad check or shoplifting are set forth in the chart below.
|Grade of Theft||Maximum Fine||Maximum Incarceration|
|Second Degree Crime||$150,000||5-10 Years Prison|
|Third Degree Crime||$15,000||3-5 Years Prison|
|Fourth Degree Crime||$10,000||Up to 18 Months Prison|
|Disorderly Persons Offense||$1,000||Up to 6 Months Jail|
As previously stated, burglary is type of theft that occurs frequently in Ewing Township. This offense can arises not only when the structure entered is a house or apartment but also a car, truck or other vehicle. Indeed, an individual can be arrested and charged with burglary in Ewing or another Mercer County municipality for going into any structure without authority for the purpose of stealing or committing another criminal offense (e.g. criminal mischief). An attorney at the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall is adept in defending a burglary or any other theft/fraud charge you may be faced with in Ewing Municipal Court or even at the county courthouse in Trenton. We are former prosecutors and skilled criminal defense lawyers who have been defending individuals just like you for over 100 years between us. Contact our Hamilton Office at 609–414-7775 for a free consultation immediately. A lawyer is ready 24/7 to provide you with the immediate guidance and counsel you need. Attorneys are standing by now so do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.Detail Analysis Of Specific Theft Charges Can Be Found On These Pages
|Burglary||Robbery||Receiving Stolen Property|
|Bad Checks||Shoplifting||Theft of Movable Property|
|Theft of Services||Credit Card Theft||Identity Theft|
|Theft by Deception||Forgery||Insurance Fraud|