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Shoplifting Attorneys Can Help You Fight Retail Theft Charges in Edison, New Jersey

Being charged with shoplifting at the Menlo Park Mall can be a distressing experience. You can protect your rights with the proper legal defense. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has lawyers who specialize in criminal defense law. Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are both former Prosecutors with many years of experience handling shoplifting charges. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience. You can call us at (908) 322-7000.

What Is a Shoplifting Offense in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a shoplifting offense can mean the following:

  • 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.

Thus, if you are sales representative at Abercrombie & Fitch in the Menlo Park Mall and charge a friend less than the proper amount for merchandise, you could possibly face shoplifting charges.

What Are the Penalties for Shoplifting in Edison, New Jersey?

Shoplifting offenses can result in harsh penalties. The chart below identifies the penalties for shoplifting in New Jersey.

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

What Court Handles My Edison, NJ Shoplifting Charge?

If you are charged with shoplifting at the Menlo Park Mall, the amount of the merchandise taken will determine which New Jersey Court will handle your case. Edison 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. The Criminal Division of the Court handles shoplifting cases.

Edison Municipal Court is located at 100 Municipal Boulevard. The Honorable Emery Z. Toth (presiding), Gary M. Price and Craig J. Coughlin preside over the Court. The Court handles numerous minor criminal offenses and traffic infractions. Shoplifting charges, in particular, are common.

Free Consultations Available – Edison Shoplifting Attorney

If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense at the Menlo Park Mall, we may be able to assist you. Contact us at to schedule a free consultation.

You can reach us 24 hours a day: (908) 322-7000.



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