Shoplifting New Jersey
If you have been charged with shoplifting, you may be worried about how you are going to handle all of this. Here is what you need to know.
You’ve been charged with shoplifting or some other type of theft such as theft by deception. It could be a case that’s going into the Superior Court and you’re looking at an indictable offense. You could be facing jail time. A lot has to do with the value of the property. A lot has to do with whether or not you have any prior offenses on your record. Oftentimes those cases can be handled very successfully by an experienced attorney in the municipal court.
Forgot to Pay for an Item while Shopping.
Every once and awhile you do come across a case where there’s an error made by the customer. Very often that’s not the case. Very often there’s some intent involved. In order for you to be successfully prosecuted, the judge would have to be convinced that you had an intent to deprive the store owner here of that property, so if you went through the line and failed to pay for one item unintentionally, it would be very difficult for a prosecutor to prove that you had the intent to deprive the owner of that particular item.
Charged with 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 persons offense and then you’ll be prosecuted at the municipal level.
What you should know is that most prosecutors will not plea bargain shoplifting cases, and you’ll need an experienced attorney to navigate through a shoplifting case.
Do you need representation to help you out of your shoplifting charges? Contact Carl Spector in New Jersey for experienced guidance.