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JCPenney Shoplifting Offense

As attorneys that have been defending individuals charged with shoplifting in Lawrence Township for well over twenty years now, we are certainly well acquainted with the PCPenney at Quaker Bridge Mall. There are countless arrests for shoplifting at this department store and all disorderly persons offenses involving this charge end up being handled in Lawrence Township Municipal Court. Shoplifting offenses involving crimes of the third degree and fourth degree are referred to the Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton for resolution as this is the only court with jurisdiction over indictable criminal charges.

Knowledgeable Shoplifting Lawyers To Defend Your JCPenney Charge

If you were arrested at JCPenney in Lawrence Township, Marshall & Bonus is fully equipped to effectively represent you. We are former prosecutors and a team of skilled defense lawyers that have been defending individuals accused of shoplifting for over 100 years combined. An attorney who has handled many PCPenney and other retail theft cases is ready to give you the time to address all of the facts and concerns surrounding your charge. Contact our Lawrence Township Office at 609–683–8102 to speak to a lawyer immediately in a free initial consultation.

About JCPenney in Lawrence Township

Although the official address given by the company is in Trenton, JCPenney is actually located in the Lawrenceville Section of Lawrence Township. The official website for the store indicates that is is located at 500 Quaker Bridge Mall Trenton, NJ 08648. The telephone number for the store, including communication with store loss prevention, is (609) 799-8100.


When Applies

Monetary Penalty



Disorderly Persons Offense

Less Than $200 in Merchandise

Up to $1,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 6 Months

Community Service of 10 days for a first offense, 15 days for a second offense and up to 25 days for a third offense.

Fourth Degree

$200 but less than $500

Up to $10,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 18 Months


Third Degree

$500 but less than $75,000

Up to $15,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

Up to 5 Years


Second Degree

Over $75,000

Up to $150,000 Fine; $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

5-10 Years


Shoplifting Turned Robbery

Use of Physical Force or Threat (Second Degree)

Use of Weapon (First Degree)

Up to $150,000 (2nd Degree); Up to $200,000 (1st Degree); $100 VCCB; $75 SNSF; $33 Court Costs

5-10 for Second Degree & 10-20 for First Degree


Lawrence Township Shoplifting Attorney

Shoplifting is an offense that is often underestimated. It is too uncommon for our lawyers to be confronted with someone who is facing jail time or serious immigration consequences because they make the mistake of trying to handle a shoplifting charge without a highly qualified private attorney. We strongly encourage you to reconsider your decision if you are contemplating appearing in Lawrence or, worse yet, at the Superior Court in Trenton, without a skilled lawyer. This is a foolish lapse in judgement that can end up making a bad situation worse. Take advantage of a free consultation to discuss your PCPenney case with a lawyer before your status and record is potentially compromised. Attorneys are available now at (609) 799-8100.

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We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.

If you have been charged with a crime in Mercer County, New Jersey, it is in your interests to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. For a free consultation, you can call our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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