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Menlo Park Mall Shoplifting Charges
Arrested for Shoplifting at Menlo Park?
While most of the individuals who travel to the Menlo Park Mall have nothing but the best intentions, there are also those who are there to shoplift. If you are one of those individuals and are facing a Menlo Park shoplifting offense, it is in your best interest to defend the charge. Indeed, if you just plead guilty, you will have a criminal record for stealing, which can cause all kinds of issues. In addition, there is exposure to jail and/or community service, particularly, if you have been charged with a fourth degree or third degree shoplifting, or if this is your second or subsequent disorderly persons offense for shoplifting. Before you make the wrong decision, take advantage of the opportunity to speak to an experienced Edison Municipal Court Defense Lawyer at our firm. Initial consultations are always free so there is no reason to hesitate in contacting us at 732-246-7146 if you were arrested at Menlo Park for shoplifting.
Menlo Park Mall Information
As previously stated, the shopping center is located in Edison Township, New Jersey. The anchor stores at Menlo Park are Macy’s and Nordstrom. The location also happens to have significant entertainment attractions, some that serve alcohol like AMC Dine-In Theater, the Cheesecake Factory, Macaroni Grill, Benihana and the Rainforest Cafe. The website for the mall is accessible by clicking here. The mall is located on United States Route 1 right off of I-287. The following is a map for Menlo Park Mall.
Penalties For Shoplifting at Menlo Park Mall, Edison NJ
The fines, jail, community service and other penalties someone faces if they are convicted of shoplifting at Nordstroms, Macy’s or another store at Menlo Park depends on the grade of offense charged. If the merchandise shoplifted is $200 or less, the grade is a disorderly persons offense; $200 to $500 is a fourth degree crime; $500 to $5,000 is a third degree crime; and $75,000 or more is a second degree crime. The penalties for disorderly persons shoplifting include up to six (6) months in jail, 10-25 hours community service, and jail is mandatory of at least ninety (90) days for a third or subsequent conviction. The jail exposure for a fourth degree is up to 18 months, the fine can reach $10,000, and there is a mandatory community service of at least 10 days. An individual may be sentenced to five (5) years in jail for a third degree and there is also a fine of up to $15,000. Second degree shoplifting, which is relatively rare out of Menlo Park Mall, triggers a fine of up to $150,000 and jail of between five (5) and ten (10) years.
Shoplifting Lawyers For Charges At Menlo Park Mall, Edison NJ
Our law firm possesses considerable experience defending shoplifting charges in Edison, including at Menlo Park Mall. Give us a call if you are facing shoplifting, or perhaps even an Edison DWI offense, after leaving the Dine-in, Cheesecake Factory, or another bar at the mall. An attorney on our team will give you the time you need and this initial consultation is complimentary. Give us a call for immediate guidance at 732-246-7126.