Shoplifting Lawyers in Montgomery, New Jersey
Montgomery Shoplifting Attorney Defends Clients Against Theft Charges
In New Jersey, you may be convicted of shoplifting if you:
- Take merchandise without paying the full retail price
- Conceal merchandise with the intent to deprive the owner of its full value
- Alter, transfer, or remove the label or price tag of any merchandise with the intent to deprive the owner of its full value
- Under-ring merchandise
Prosecutors are required by the state of New Jersey to prosecute all shoplifting cases, even if the defendant is not represented by counsel. Penalties for shoplifting vary depending on the degree of the offense and may include fines and/or imprisonment.
Shoplifting Charges Heard in Montgomery Municipal Court or Somerset County Superior Court
If you are arrested for shoplifting in Montgomery, your case will be handled in either Montgomery Municipal Court or Somerset County Superior Court depending on the value of the merchandise. Montgomery Municipal Court handles cases where the amount of merchandise taken totals less than $200. All other cases are handled in Somerset County Superior Court, located at 20 North Bridge Street in Somerville. Montgomery Municipal Court is located at 2261 Rte 206 in Belle Mead, New Jersey. The Honorable Robert Eric M. Perkins presides over the Court.
Bramnick Law Can Help You Beat Shoplifting Charges in Montgomery, NJ
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients charged with shoplifting. If you require representation for a shoplifting offense, we may be able to assist you. Our criminal defense lawyers handle shoplifting offenses and other criminal matters in Montgomery and throughout New Jersey. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 25 years of experience. Mr. Bramnick has been named a Super Lawyer. Gary Grabas, Casey J. Woodruff, and Robert Rowbotham, II are former Prosecutors. Mr. Grabas has over 15 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Casey Woodruff has provided legal counsel to clients in criminal cases throughout New Jersey. Mr. Woodruff has argued criminal cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Robert C. Rowbotham, II is a former Essex County Prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office – Division of Criminal Justice.
Free Consultations Available – Montgomery Shoplifting Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with shoplifting or retail theft in Montgomery, NJ, the experienced criminal attorneys at Bramnick Law can help you fight the charges. Contact us now for a free consultation about your case.