Have you been charged with shoplifting in Watchung? Whether you were caught shoplifting at Sears, Target, or any other store in the Blue Star Shopping Center or the Watchung Square Mall our attorneys at LS&P Lawyers are here to help you.
Most shoplifters are not violent criminals. Usually they are individuals who had a lapse in judgment. However, in New Jersey, shoplifting offenses are taken very seriously and can have severe adverse consequences. The fines, penalties, and restitution payments that can follow a shoplifting conviction can be steep. Even more important is the consequence of a tarnished criminal record. A shoplifting conviction can make it difficult to find a job or may cost you the job you already have. For example, if you are a teacher or a nurse a shoplifting conviction could cost you your career. If you have been charged with shoplifting it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.
The court in which your case will be handled depends on the amount of merchandise taken. Most shoplifting offenses will be handled in the Watchung Municipal Court. However, the case may be handled in Somerset County Superior Court.
Having a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is important. Shoplifting offenses may seem minor but they are taken seriously. At LS&P Lawyers our experienced attorneys work tirelessly to negotiate and advocate on behalf of our clients. In the past we have successfully convinced the court and the prosecutor that our clients are the perfect fit for Pre-Trial Intervention.
Shoplifting offenses often take place on the weekends or holidays. You can rest assured because our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 908-451-2667 to assist you. No matter the day or time we are here for you!