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Plainsboro Shoplifting Lawyers

Theft Attorneys Help Clients Fight Shoplifting Charges in Plainsboro, New Jersey

The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles shoplifting cases in Plainsboro and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense attorneys have many years of experience handling shoplifting matters. Robert Rowbotham, Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are both former Prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.

Minor Shoplifting Charges Heard in Plainsboro Municipal Court

Those arrested or issued a summons for shoplifting in Plainsboro will be required to appear in Plainsboro Municipal Court or Middlesex County Superior Court. Plainsboro Municipal Court handles shoplifting cases where the amount of merchandise taken totals less than $200. All other shoplifting cases are handled in Middlesex County Superior Court.

Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Plainsboro Municipal Court is located at 641 Plainsboro Road. The Honorable Edward H. Herman presides over the Court. The Court handles a variety of minor criminal offenses and traffic infractions. Shoplifting charges, in particular, are common in Plainsboro Municipal Court.

The penalties for those convicted for shoplifting depends on the value of the merchandise. The table below outlines the penalties for each offense.

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

Common Shoplifting Crimes in Plainsboro, New Jersey

Shoplifting offenses in New Jersey 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; or
  • Removing a shopping cart with no intention of returning it.

Free Consultations Available – Plainsboro Shoplifting Attorney

The consequences of a shoplifting conviction in New Jersey are severe. If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense in Plainsboro, it is important consult with a New Jersey lawyer. Our criminal defense attorneys know how to protect your rights. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss a shoplifting matter, you can reach us at 908.322.7000. We are available 24 hours a day.



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