New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyers
If you are facing shoplifting, our shoplifting criminal defense attorneys of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, are here to assist you. You could be found guilty of the crime of shoplifting if you have been found to be in possession of a store’s merchandise after exiting the store without paying for it.
Our attorneys will carefully evaluate the evidence, that often includes video surveillance footage, police reports, and store loss prevention reports, witness testimony that is usually used as evidence in petty theft charges, as well as some specific personal facts about you that show you have no monetary need to steal, and provide a compelling defense to show a clear deficiency in the State’s case. Public confrontations with store owners and accusations of theft can be humiliating and damaging to your professional and social reputation. If you have been charged with shoplifting our New Jersey criminal attorneys will take the time to evaluate your case and work hard to protect your record and bring it to the most favorable conclusion. .
NJ Shoplifting Penalty Scales
Retail Value Less Than $200.00:
- A fine of up to $1,000.00
- Jail time for up to 6 months
- Possible court ordered restitution
- Possible civil proceeding for retail value of item(s) plus $150
Retail Value $200.01 to $500:
- A fine of up to $10,000
- Incarceration up to 18 months
Retail Value $500.01 up to $74,999.99:
- A fine of up to $15,000
- Incarceration from 3 to 5 years
Retail Value $75,000.00 or greater:
- A fine of up to $150,000
- Incarceration from 5 to 10 years
Our shoplifting attorneys in New Jersey know the system, they know the law, and they know how to bring your case to the best possible resolution for you.
Contact our New Jersey shoplifting lawyers
Shoplifting charges are humiliating and should be taken very seriously. A conviction can result in jail, fines, loss of employment, and a criminal record. Therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through every shred of evidence of your case. If you have been accused of shoplifting charges in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our shoplifting attorneys keep flexible office hours, with weekend appointments available, and we can meet you in your home or jail if you cannot travel to our office. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.