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North Plainfield Shoplifting Lawyers

Shoplifting Attorneys Defend Clients Against Theft Crime Charges in North Plainfield, NJ

The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents persons charged with shoplifting offenses in New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years experience handling shoplifting offenses. Casey Woodruff is former Union County Prosecutor who has argued criminal cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gary Grabas is a former Middlesex and Morris County Prosecutor. Robert C. Rowbotham, II is a former Essex County Prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.

In New Jersey, a person may be convicted for shoplifting if they:

  • 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

North Plainfield Shoplifting Penalties

The penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey can be severe depending on the value of the stolen merchandise. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11c, the following penalties apply:

Merchandise Value



Type of Offense

$75,000 or more

5 – 10 years

Up to $150,000

2nd Degree

Over $500 and less than $75,000

3 – 5 years

Up to $150,000

3rd Degree

$200 to $500

Up to 18 months

Up to $10,000

4th Degree

Less than $200

Up to 6 months

Up to $1,000

Disorderly Persons

Shoplifting Arrests & Trials in North Plainfield, New Jersey

If you are arrested for shoplifting in North Plainfield, your case will be handled in either North Plainfield Municipal court or Somerset County Superior Court depending on the value of the merchandise. North Plainfield 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. North Plainfield Municipal Court is located at 2261 Rte 206 in Belle Mead. The Honorable Robert Eric M. Perkins presides over the Court.

Free Consultations Available – North Plainfield Shoplifting Lawyer

Those arrested for shoplifting in New Jersey should consult with a lawyer. If you have been arrested for shoplifting in North Plainfield, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to possibly assist you.



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Since 1984, the law office of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has worked tirelessly to deliver proper compensation to those involved in personal injury accidents throughout New Jersey. If the best settlement for your claim is not offered, our experienced trial lawyers are prepared to take your case before a New Jersey Superior Court jury.

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