Charged With Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Shoplifting, Robbery or Another Theft Offense in Asbury Park New Jersey
Former Prosecutors & Skilled Lawyers At Our Firm Are Ready In Our Asbury Park Office To Assist You
A broad range of criminal charges fall under the umbrella of a theft offense and Asbury Park has many of these violations filed every year. Whether the theft charge is for burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, shoplifting or robbery, a conviction results in a criminal record that can effect your future. There are also serious penalties that are triggered, especially if the offense involves a crime of the second degree, third degree or fourth degree. This is why it is important to hire a lawyer with the know-how to reach the very best result in your case.
Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, is a powerhouse criminal firm comprised of eight defense lawyers, many of whom are former prosecutors. Our team has been representing clients charged with burglary, credit card theft, robbery, receiving stolen property, theft by deception, writing a bad check and other theft charges for over 100 years combined. Contact our Asbury Park Office for a free consultation with an attorney. Attorneys can be reached 24/7 at (732) 481-2303.
Theft Offense in Asbury Park NJ
As previously stated, a theft offense can arise in many forms and degree of crime in Asbury Park. The array of violations that someone can be charged with include:
- Theft of Movable Property
- Credit Card Theft
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Theft by Deception
- Bad Check
- Car Theft
Most forms of Asbury Park theft offense are graded in severity based on the value of the property stolen. There are some charges, for example, burglary, robbery and credit card theft that are graded independently and are always an indictable felony (e.g. third or second degree crime). In other cases, a theft will result in a disorderly persons offense, up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine if it involves property with a value of less than $200. When the value is at least $200 but less than $500, the theft charge results a fourth degree crime (e.g. shoplifting) and a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. Third degree theft ( e.g credit card theft, bad check, etc.), a prison sentence of up to 5 years and a fine of up to $15,000 arises where the value of the property stolen is at least $500 but less than $75,000. A second degree crime (e.g. burglary), the highest grade of theft offense, is triggered where the property has a value of $75,000 or more. The penalties for second degree theft include 5-10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $150,000.
Theft Attorneys in Asbury Park New Jersey
A conviction for any form of stealing can have a devastating impact on a person’s future. Selecting the right attorneys to defend an Asbury Park credit card theft charge, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, bad check or some other variety of theft charge is crucial if you want to avert the consequences of a conviction. The attorneys on the staff of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the pedigree to secure the outcome that is necessary to protect your future. A lawyer is available immediately at (732) 481-2303 to answer your questions and provide sound legal advice. Call us at your convenience to speak to an attorney with the skill to help you.