8 Theft Charges in New Jersey
If you have been arrested for any of these 8 theft charges, you may be feeling scared and over whelmed. Theft charges in New Jersey have some severe consequences that can be minimized by an experienced attorney.
Theft Charges | Shoplifting
In New Jersey, if you’re charged with shoplifting, your case, more than likely, depending on the value of the property, either be prosecuted in the municipal court in a local town or in the superior court at the county level. Very often, cases that are of higher value will be prosecuted at the county level. However, very often cases that are of higher value will be prosecuted at the county level. However, very often the county prosecutor will reduce those charged to a disorderly person’s offense and then you’ll be prosecuted at the municipal level.
Theft Charges | Robbery
If you’re charged with a robbery, known that you’re being charged with an indictable offense some people would call a felony. A robbery in most instances would involve a very serious and long-term jail sentence if convicted. You need an attorney that’s experienced in these types of cases and I suggest you give me a call so that we can discuss yours.
Theft Charges | Stealing a Credit Card
If you’re charged with stealing a credit card or even being in possession of a credit card that does not belong to you, you’re facing an indictable offense, also known as a felony, the consequences can be very, very severe. If you’re charged with possession of a credit card that’s not yours or stealing a credit card that’s not yours, please call my office so that we can discuss your matter.
Theft Charges | Using a Stolen Credit Card
If you’re charged in the state of New Jersey with using a stolen credit card, you’re facing an indictable offense also known as a felony. The consequences of that could certainly be a jail sentence, so if you’re charged with that type of offense, of stealing a credit card or using a stolen credit card you should speak to an attorney to minimize the penalties.
Theft Charges | Joyriding
If an individual, usually underaged individual, is driving a motor vehicle – some people would call it joy riding, that’s what they called it when I was a kid – they can be charged with an indictable offense. Very often, the state will bring the charges, and if this is a typical joyriding incident where the car belonged to a parent, the parent’s input might have some significant persuasion on the prosecutor to let the charges be reduced. But being charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle in New Jersey is a serious offense.
Theft Charges | Juvenile Arrested for Theft
If a juvenile is charged with a theft, there are different layers or different categories that that individual can be charged with. That will bring them to different courts. If it’s a very minimal, or de minimis type of defense, it might just be handled at the local police level; at a forum or a committee meeting. Higher than that, it can go to the superior court to the family division where cases are being handled which are being prosecuted by the county prosecutors. On some of those levels, even the lowest of levels, people can handle those matters with minimal intrusion into their life.
On the higher side, or the more serious theft charges, there is a prosecutor, there is a judge, and the juvenile is not only entitled to an attorney, but probably should have an attorney navigate that type of case because there are much more serious consequences at that level. Of course, if it’s very, very, very serious charge, a county prosecutor can try to elect to bring that charge into the superior court and charge that person as an adult.
Theft Charges | Bank Account Theft by Deception
If you’re charged with theft by deception regarding bank and bank accounts, it’s important that you not speak with detectives in local law enforcements or anyone else in the bank about that. Any statements that you make, especially to law enforcement, can and will be used against you. Have an attorney experienced in these types of matters to call law enforcement to arrange whatever needs to be arranged so that anything you say won’t be used against you because you won’t be giving any statements on the record.
Theft Charges | Arrested for Stealing from the Company
In the state of New Jersey, if an individual is accused of stealing from their company, they may be prosecuted at the state or federal level. I’ve handled cases of theft from companies at the federal level and the federal government takes it very seriously when individuals steal from their companies. I’m not talking about taking a paper clip or even a stapler, but in many instances, companies are looted by their own employees, often more than one, and the federal government takes that very seriously and will prosecute those cases very seriously.
If you need legal representation for theft charges, please call our experienced NJ criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. We defend good people who have been caught up in bad situations.