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South Brunswick NJ Theft Defense Attorneys
Our Former Prosecutors Are Ready To Fight Your Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Theft by Deception, Bad Checks, Theft of Services or Other South Brunswick Theft Offense.
Any criminal record can be detrimental to your future, especially one involving theft since it implies a propensity to behave dishonestly. This is good reason to do your very best to avoid a conviction for theft by deception, burglary, bad checks, theft of services or another South Brunswick theft offense. Hiring capable defense attorneys to handle such a criminal charge is probably the best thing you can do to help yourself when charged in this manner.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is comprised of eight criminal lawyers that possess over 100 years of combined experience. In most cases, an attorney on our staff will also have time serving as a prosecutor, with two who have served in Middlesex County. If you were arrested for any form of theft in South Brunswick, we definitely have the knowledge and skill to protect your future. To speak to a lawyer in a free initial consultation, call our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.
Charged With a Theft Offense in South Brunswick New Jersey
In New Jersey, theft is generally defined as the unlawful taking or exercise of control over property of another person with the intention of depriving them of its benefit or use. There are many variations on this general proposition that are contained in the criminal code. Some of the more common theft charges in South Brunswick are:
- Receiving stolen property
- Theft by deception
- Theft of services
- Identity Theft
- Theft of Movable Property
A South Brunswick New Jersey is a disorderly persons offense (a misdemeanor) when the value of the property is less than $200. If the value of the property is between $200 and $500, it is a fourth-degree crime (a felony). If the value of the property allegedly taken is $500.00 to $75,000, it is a third-degree crime. If the value of the property is greater than $75,000.00, the crime will be charged as a second degree crime. The theft of certain types of property will charged as third degree crime, even when the value of the items is $500.00 or less. The theft of a blank prescription form from a physician’s office, for example, will be charged as a third degree crime. Similarly, the theft of an automobile, will result in a charge of at a third degree crime. If the automobile is valued at more than $75,000.00, you will be charged with second degree crime. You should also know that certain theft charges, for example, burglary, robbery and identity theft have their own grading criteria.
A theft offense can obviously arise in many forms as illustrated from the aforesaid. While a South Brunswick shoplifting offense or writing a bad check is commonly heard in South Brunswick Municipal Court, its jurisdiction is limited to disorderly persons offenses. A theft charge that is more serious than this (e.g. crime of the fourth degree, third degree or second degree) can only be dealt with at the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick.
South Brunswick Theft Offense Attorney
You definitely need representation from a skilled attorney who has experience handling theft charges like the one you are facing. Our theft defense attorneys have decades of experience securing dismissals of charges and greatly reduced penalties. If you have been charged with a theft crime, a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can help you get your life back on track. Contact us anytime 24/7 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.