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Walmart Shoplifting Offense

East Windsor NJ Shoplifting Attorney

Walmart is a multi-national retail chain that has a significant presence in Mercer County with stores in East Windsor, Princeton and two in Hamilton Township. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of shoplifting offenses in the county that arise out of theft at Walmart. Whether you intended to take merchandise, you simply made a mistake about the presence of an item, or your charge resulted from some other lapse in judgement, you deserve the opportunity to learn from your error without a criminal record. This is where the attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you. We are skilled lawyers, several of whom are former prosecutors, who have been defending individuals charged with shoplifting at Walmart and other locations in Mercer County for over 100 years between us. To speak to a lawyer at our firm immediately, contact our office for a free consultation.

Shoplifting Offense at Walmart

Walmart is a giant in the retail industry. It naturally follows that its loss prevention measures are some of the most sophisticated you will find. Electronic surveillance is extreme in every store and there are also undercover officers who patrol on foot target those who shoplift. Unlike a small retailer, Walmart has taken every step possible to insure that its electronics, clothing, health & beauty and other products are not stolen. A mishap at Walmart in Hamilton Township, East Windsor or Princeton is therefore more likely to result in a shoplifting charge than many other establishments in the region. If you are facing a shoplifting offense arising in Walmart, an attorney who is skilled in this area of law is going to be your best tool for making sure that a first time offense does not turn into a life altering event. This is exactly the service our lawyers can provide if you were arrested for shoplifting in the area, including at:

It is crucial that you obtain the level of representation necessary to insure you have every chance of averting the penalties and collateral consequences of a conviction. The chart below outlines what you are up against if you fail to successfully defend your Walmart shoplifting charge.

Grade Value of Merchandise Monetary Penalty Jail Other

Disorderly Persons Offense

Less Than $200

Up to $1,000 Fine;; $100 VCC;$75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 6 Months

Community Service of 10 days for a first offense, 15 days for a second offense and up to 25 days for a third offense.

Fourth Degree

$200 but less than $500

Up to $10,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 18 Months


Third Degree

$500 but less than $75,000

Up to $15,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 5 Years


Second Degree

Over $75,000

Up to $150,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

5-10 Years


Shoplifting Turned Robbery

Use of Physical Force or Threat (Second Degree)

Use of Weapon (First Degree)

Up to $150,000 (2nd Degree); Up to $200,000 (1st Degree); $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

5-10 for Second Degree & 10-20 for First Degree


Hamilton NJ Shoplifting Lawyer

It is highly unusually for Walmart to have two stores in one municipality but this is exactly what they have in Hamilton Township. Our Hamilton Criminal Attorneys are well aware of this circumstances given just how many individuals are charged with shoplifting at these locations. If you made the mistake of walking out of Walmart without paying for an item, concealing merchandise in a pocket book, bag or other manner or were arrested for shoplifting at Walmart, a lawyer who is adapt in defending shoplifting charges is just a telephone call away. Call us at 609–683–8102 to speak to an attorney about your case immediately.

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