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Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Practice Exclusively in DUI & Criminal Defense
  • Former County & Municipal Prosecutors
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Old Bridge Theft Attorney

Theft charges make up one of the largest blocks of criminal offense in Old Bridge. Hundreds of cases involving some form of theft are filed by the Old Bridge Police Department, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and even privates citizens wherein it is alleged that someone stole something in Old Bridge Township. Irrespective of the severity of the related offense, a conviction for theft has potentially devastating collateral consequences since few employers have interest in hiring someone they believe is a thief. This is a chief reason why you cannot risk defending a shoplifting charge in Old Bridge or any other variety of theft offense without the assistance of a skilled defense attorney. Lawyers at the Marshall Law Firm have the pedigree you need in this regard as former prosecutors in Middlesex County and other jurisdictions with over a century in practice combined. A lawyer who has successfully defended many burglary, robbery, theft by deception and other cases of this nature is ready to review your case, advise you of your options and to provide the recommendation they feel will provide the very best chance for you to avoid a conviction. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact one of our local offices anytime 24/7.

Charged With Theft in Old Bridge New Jersey

The theft laws are set forth in Title 20 of the New Jersey Criminal Code. The general theft statute is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3 and makes unlawful to takes, exercise unlawful control or move property of another person with the purpose to deprive them of its benefit. The penalties for this and most other theft offenses depend on the value of the merchandise that was taken. A theft involving $75,000 or more is a second degree crime, at least $500 but less than $75,000 is a third degree crime and at least $200 but less than $500 is a fourth degree crime. Thefts involving any of these grades are considered felonies and fall within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court in New Brunswick even though they may have occurred locally in Old Bridge. A theft involving something with a value of less than $200 results in a disorderly persons offense that falls within the authority of the Old Bridge Municipal Court. The penalties that you face for a theft offense are predicated on this grading system, including a charge for:

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Theft of Property Lost, Mislaid or Delivered by Mistake
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Auto Theft

Old Bridge Theft Defense Lawyer

Whether you are facing a first degree robbery, second degree burglary or, at the other extreme, a disorderly persons offense for receiving stolen property in Old Bridge, you require skilled representation by a lawyer. The reason is because a criminal record for theft has significant ramifications in the form of a record for stealing. This is something that can negatively effect your life and ability to earn a living for years. This should be ample incentive for you to take advantage of a free consultation with an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We will take the time to fully review your case and to develop an effective plan for relieving you from this charge. To speak to one of our attorneys immediately, call our New Brunswick Office 732–246–7126.