Shoplifting in Short Hills
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People often misinterpret what it means to shoplift in New Jersey and at the Short Hills Mall. Shoplifting can be more than taking an item off the shelf and putting it in your jacket. In New Jersey, a shoplifting offense can include:
Shoplifting offenses can result in harsh penalties. For example, shoplifting merchandise between $200 and $500 is a fourth degree offense, which carries penalties of up to eighteen months in prison and a $10,000 fine. Therefore, a person who steals clothing from a store in the Short Hills Mall or purchases shoes from Macy’s after switching the price tag could possibly face imprisonment.
If you are charged with shoplifting from the Short Hills Mall, the amount of the merchandise taken will determine which New Jersey Court will handle your case. Millburn Municipal Court handles shoplifting cases where the amount of merchandise taken totals less than $200. All other shoplifting cases are handled in Essex County Superior Court.
Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 West Market Street in Newark, New Jersey. The Criminal Division of the Court handles shoplifting cases.
Millburn Municipal Court is located at 435 Essex Street. The Honorable James C. Haggerty presides over the Court. The Court handles a variety of minor criminal offenses and traffic infractions. Shoplifting charges, in particular, are common.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC regularly represents clients from Short Hills with shoplifting offenses. Casey Woodruff and Gary Grabas are both former Prosecutors and have many years of experience handling shoplifting charges. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 25 years of trial experience.
If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense in Short Hills, 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.