Shoplifting is Not a Minor Offense

If you have been arrested for shoplifting in New Jersey, it is important to have a knowledgeable defense attorney by your side. If convicted, you could face substantial fines and criminal penalties. Depending on the amount involved, you could face years in prison.

Shoplifting is a criminal charge that is handled in Municipal Court. Your attorney needs to understand both systems to present a strong defense.

At Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, we understand the stakes you are facing and are prepared to defend your rights. We know how to build successful defense strategies in shoplifting cases and have a proven record of success winning favorable results for people like you.

What is Shoplifting?

Shoplifting is not only walking out of a store without paying for an item. The following actions also constitute shoplifting:

  • Concealing an item while you are in the store
  • Concealing one item inside another item (jewelry in a purse, for instance)
  • Altering or exchanging price tags
  • Under-ringing (an employee charging less for an item than it is actually worth)

Regardless of the type of shoplifting charges you are facing, it is important to mount a strong defense. Our attorneys have handled numerous shoplifting defense cases in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. We are prepared to defend your rights.

Defend Yourself. Contact Us Today.

If you have been charged with shoplifting in New Jersey, you need legal help. The sooner you get it, the better your chances. Contact our lawyers today at 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189. We will stand up for your rights.