New Jersey Shoplifting Defense Attorney
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Shoplifting involves removing merchandise or concealing items with the intent to steal them from a retail store or establishment. It is important to know that the State can criminally charge you even if you did not exit the store. At The Tierney Law Group, LLC, we have an extensive understanding of New Jersey shoplifting laws. We will fight to see that your best interests are protected.
Attorney John Tierney is a former New York prosecutor. This past experience gives him an understanding of the state’s strategies in advancing its criminal charges against you. He will investigate the matter and find all of the relevant evidence that supports your case.
Knowledgeable Retail Store Theft Representation From a New Jersey Attorney
Punishment for shoplifting in New Jersey varies based upon the degree of the crime. The more you steal, the more harsh the penalties get. Our retail theft defense attorneys will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have regarding shoplifting penalties, including:
- Jail time
- Community service
- Monetary fines
- Loss of shopping rights at certain establishments
Your Right to Remain Silent Is Important
Stores have been known to hire security personnel who follow you to see if you are shoplifting. Retail shops can be wired and videotaped, and statements made in front of store employees, video cameras and police can be used against you. It is critical to speak with a criminal defense lawyer before talking with anyone else.
Large retail stores usually have their own security personnel who communicate directly with the police. These corporate employees are persuasive when talking with law officials and have the corporation’s interests in mind. It is important that you have an attorney in your corner with your interests in mind. At the Tierney Law Group, we will fiercely fight to defend your rights and see that your case has a successful outcome.
Free Initial Consultations for Criminal Charges
We offer free initial consultations for your shoplifting charges so you can get your questions answered by an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Criminal defense and juvenile crimes require zealous advocacy to ensure successful results. Call 973-379-4200 or e-mail our firm.
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