Shoplifting

Defending Clients Against Shoplifting Charges in Lawrence Township, Hamilton, Princeton & Throughout Mercer County

If you have been accused of shoplifting in Mercer County, you could be facing consequences such as jail time, probation, community service, civil penalty, fines and a criminal record. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our Mercer County shoplifting attorneys have the experience to help clients fight retail theft charges and related charges such as burglary tools. We frequently represent clients charged with shoplifting in Lawrenceville, East Windsor, Hamilton, West Windsor and Princeton.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, the penalties are even more severe, because shoplifting is considered a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT). A conviction of shoplifting for legal immigrants, including green card and visa holders, carries serious immigration consequences such as deportation. It is in your interests to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Mercer County Shoplifting Charges 2C:20-11

In New Jersey, you can be convicted of shoplifting if the prosecutors can prove that you stole something from a retail store, concealed something on your person with the intention of stealing it, or modified a price tag or package with the intention of stealing something.

Depending on the value of the goods you are accused of stealing, shoplifting can be treated as a disorderly persons offense or an indictable offense.

Shoplifting charges in New Jersey are categorized as:

  • Second-Degree Shoplifting
  • Third-Degree Shoplifting
  • Fourth-Degree Shoplifting
  • Disorderly Persons Offense Shoplifting

Many shoplifting charges are based on simple misunderstandings, or the accused has a valid defense against the charges. Sometimes shoplifting charges will be upgraded to second-degree armed robbery if there was force used when the security guard or shop owner attempted to detain the accused. Our attorneys will listen to your side of the story; carefully evaluate your case; and diligently pursue an acquittal, dismissal or reduction of the charges. We offer representation on shoplifting charges throughout Mercer County including those requiring a lawyer in the busier towns in jurisdiction that follow.

Hamilton Township Shoplifting Defense Attorneys · (609) 683-8102

If you have been charged with shoplifting in Mercer County, or if your child is facing a shoplifting charge, our experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. For a free consultation, contact us today at (609) 683-8102 or by e-mail.

Mercer County Shopping Destinations Where Shoplifting is High
Quaker Bridge Mall Macy’s in Lawrenceville New Jersey
JCPenney Trenton NJ Lord & Taylor Quaker Bridge Mall
Home Depot in East Windsor, Ewing, Robbinsville & West Windsor Walmart in Hamilton, East Windsor & Princeton
Sears Quaker Bridge Mall