New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyer Discusses Shoplifting Prevention and How Stores Prevent Theft
Attorney Carl Spector knows that branded stores, such as Shop Rite, Pathmark, and stores that are in the malls all have dedicated shoplifting prevention employees, also known as loss prevention employees. Loss prevention employees are specifically there to catch people and try to prevent people from stealing. When you have someone who is employed and their sole job is to catch people, the stores then take these things fairly seriously. They want the people that they catch to be prosecuted and they show up to court when asked to do so.
What Is the Role of Shoplifting Prevention Employees?
The shoplifting prevention employee will observe someone secretly put something into a bag that they’re already carrying. If you’re walking around the store and you put some item that you have not purchased in that bag, they’ll keep an eye on you for quite awhile. Eventually, if they’ve seen you, they’ll stop you and ask you to talk to them, and discuss what it is that you have in your bag. Ordinarily, they’ll ask you to join them in a conversation, usually in a separate room inside the store itself. They’ll be detaining you for the purpose of investigating further what they’ve already concluded is a shoplifting case. You do not have to get out of the store in order for you to be charged with shoplifting. A lot of people misunderstand that distinction.
With over 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, New Jersey shoplifting lawyer Carl Spector will fight to protect your future and ensure the best possible outcome. If you’ve been charged with shoplifting in New Jersey, contact dedicated criminal defense attorney Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. Let his experience work for you.