Edison Middlesex County NJ Shoplifting Lawyers

I represented a client this morning in Edison Municipal Court who was charged with shoplifting in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. The defendant was charged with shoplifting from Macy’s in the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey. The alleged amount was approximately $1,500.00 worth of merchandise. This is a third degree indictable criminal offense in New Jersey. Third degree offenses are punishable by three (3) to five (5) years in New Jersey state prison if convicted. However, there is a presumption of non-incarceration on third degree charges. This means that, if you have no prior criminal record, you are considered a good candidate for probation. Unfortunately though, if you are convicted of a third degree offense you will have a felony conviction on your record.
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