Lawrence NJ Theft Offense Lawyer
While there is no doubting that shoplifting represents the most common theft offense in Lawrence New Jersey, there are certainly many other varieties of stealing that occur in the municipality. The township has individuals charged with burglary, theft of services, theft by deception, identity theft, robbery and just about every other type of theft you can imagine. If you are facing a theft or fraud related complaint or indictment that arose in Lawrence Township, a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to come to your assistance. Our team of seasoned defense attorneys include former county and municipal prosecutors with over 100 years of combined experience. Whether you were arrested and are facing for a disorderly persons offense in Lawrence Municipal Court or indictable at the Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton, our lawyers have the skill set to protect your interests To speak to an attorney in a free consultation immediately, call our Lawrence Office at 609–683–8102.
Theft Charge in Lawrence Township New Jersey
A theft charge in Lawrence Township can come in many forms. Theft in its simplest form is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, captioned theft by unlawful taking or disposition. This violation arises where someone “unlawfully takes, or exercises unlawful control over, movable property of another with purpose to deprive him thereof”. Just about every other theft case is a derivative of 2C:20-3, namely, an effort to acquire the property of another without paying for it. This element is found in just about every Lawrence theft charge including:
- Theft of Services
- Theft by Deception
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Identity Theft
- Credit Card Theft
The grade of theft you are facing is largely determined based on the value of the property involved. There are exceptions to this general rule such as where the case involves robbery, burglary, identity theft or credit card theft. The chart below outlines the grading an penalties for receiving stolen property and another theft charge that can arise in Lawrence.
|Grade of Offense||Value of Property||Fine||Incarceration|
|Disorderly Persons Offense||Less than $200||$1,000||Up to 6 Months|
|Fourth Degree Crime||$200-$500||$10,000||Up to 18 Months|
|Third Degree Crime||$500-$75,000||$15,000||Up to 5 Years|
|Second Degree Crime||Over $75,000||$150,000||5-10 Years|
Lawrence Theft Defense Attorney
Finding a qualified theft defense attorney is certainly paramount for anyone facing a disorderly persons offense or a crime of the fourth, third or second degree. We believe that the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the skills to ensure your thorough protection in this regard. If you would like to speak to a lawyer who is accomplished in defending theft and fraud charges, contact our Lawrence Office. Attorneys are available around the clock to assist you by calling 609–683–8102.
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