Rider University Theft & Burglary Defense Attorney
Charged With Theft at Rider University
It might not sound like something you would expect but there were a total of 27 burglaries (i.e. 14 on-campus and 13 residential facility) at Rider University during 2015. That is quite a number of thefts. Most of the Incidents of stealing that involved property with a value of less than $200 were referred to the Lawrence Township Municipal Court for handling. Indictable theft charges, such as burglary, are dealt with at the Mercer County Superior Court. The defense lawyers at Marshall & Bonus have been representing Rider students for decades and the founder of the firm, Jonathan F. Marshall, even graduated from the institution. To speak to Jon or another attorney at the firm, contact our Lawrence Township Office. A lawyer can be 24/7 at 609-683-8102.
Rider University Theft Offense
Burglary, credit card theft and other theft charges arise more frequently at Rider University than you might imagine. The general theft statute in New Jersey is N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3 and makes it a crime to unlawfully take or exercise unlawful control over the property of another person with purpose to deprive the owner of its use or value. Burglary is set forth at N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2 and involves entering a structure such as a dorm room, the office of a professor or another structure without authorization for the purpose of committing a theft or any other criminal offense. N.J.S.A. 2C:21-6 is directed at theft and fraudulent use of credit cards and this is another charge that arises at the university. The classic scenario for this violation is stealing the credit card of another student.
Most thefts result in felony charges with the only exception being those involving property with a value of less than $200. A third degree crime for stealing, including theft of credit cards and burglary, carries a fine of up to $15,000 and up to 5 years in prison. A fourth degree theft crime results in a fine of up to $10,000 and a maximum prison term of 18 months. A disorderly persons offense of this nature triggers a fine that can reach $1,000 and up to 6 months in the county jail.
Rider University Theft Offense Defense Lawyer
The successful defense of a Rider University theft offense is predicated on many factors including representation by an experienced Lawrence NJ Criminal Attorney. A lawyer that has extensive knowledge and familiarity with theft charge like burglary, receiving stolen property, credit card theft is going to provide you with the best chance for a favorable outcome. The former prosecutors and skill attorneys at Marshall & Bonus have over a century in practice combined with a track history you can rely upon for success. To speak to one of our lawyer now, call 609-683-8102.
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.