Shoplifting Attorneys in Kenilworth, New Jersey
Theft Lawyers Represent Clients Charged with Shoplifting Offenses in Kenilworth, NJ
In New Jersey, a shoplifting offense can include:
- Taking merchandise without paying the full retail price
- Concealing merchandise with the intent to deprive the owner of its full value
- Altering, transferring, or removing the label or price tag of any merchandise with the intent to deprive the owner of its full value
- Transferring merchandise from one container to another with the intent of depriving the owner of its full value
- Under-ringing merchandise
- Removing a shopping cart with no intention of returning it
Kenilworth Shoplifting Penalties
The penalties for shoplifting are determined by the total value of the merchandise. The following chart outlines the penalties for shoplifting:
Merchandise ValueImprisonmentFineType of Offense$75,000 or more5 – 10 yearsUp to $150,0002nd DegreeOver $500 and less than $75,0003 – 5 yearsUp to $150,0003rd Degree$200 to $500Up to 18 monthsUp to $10,0004th DegreeLess than $200Up to 6 monthsUp to $1,000Disorderly Persons
Shoplifting Charges Heard in Kenilworth Municipal Court or Union County Superior Court
If you are arrested for shoplifting in Kenilworth, you will either be tried in Kenilworth Municipal Court or the Union County Superior Court. Arrests for shoplifting merchandise valued at less that $200 are tried in the Kenilworth Municipal Court, whereas all other shoplifting offenses are tried at Union County Superior Court. Kenilworth Municipal Court is located at 567 Boulevard. The Honorable Thomas A. Vitale presides over the court. Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents individuals who have been charged with shoplifting. If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense in Kenilworth, we may be able to assist you. Our defense attorneys have many years of experience handling shoplifting cases. Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas, and Robert Rowbotham, II. are all former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
Free Consultations Available – Kenilworth Shoplifting Lawyers
If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense in Kenilworth, we may be able to assist you. Contact us at to schedule a free consultation, at (908) 322-7000.