Long Branch Theft Charges

Theft Defense Attorneys in Long Branch New Jersey

The City of Long Branch is one of the busiest municipalities in Monmouth County when it comes to theft charges like burglary, theft by deception, robbery, receiving stolen property and credit card theft. The attorneys at our firm are well acquainted with this circumstance as members of the largest defense team in the county. We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall and our lawyers include former prosecutors from the region who possess over a century  of combined experience representing clients in Long Branch Municipal Court, as well as at the Monmouth County Superior Court. Whether you were charged with a disorderly persons offense for shoplifting or writing a bad check, or a felony crime of the fourth degree, third degree or even second degree for money laundering, we have an attorney with the knowledge and skill needed to secure the very best outcome of your case. To speak to a lawyer immediately in a free consultation, call us at 732-450-8300. We are prepared to help you defend any Long Branch theft offense, including:

  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Burglary
  • Theft of Services
  • Theft by Deception
  • Bad Checks
  • Robbery

  • Credit Card Theft
  • Obtaining CDS by Fraud
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Identity Theft
  • Obtaining CDS by Fraud
  • Money Laundering

Penalties You Face If Convicted Of Theft

A Long Branch theft offense has a wide range of potential consequences, depending on the degree of the charge. A disorderly persons offense for theft, for example, shoplifting or writing a bad check, carries the possibility for up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A fourth degree crime for theft of services or receiving stolen property results in a fine of as much as $10,000 and up to 18 months in state prison. A third degree crime for burglary or other offense within this grade has the potential for a $15,000 fine and up to 5 years in prison. The most serious grades of theft come in the form of a first degree or second degree crime. A first degree crime for robbery results in 10-20 years in prison whereas a second degree carries 5-10 years in prison.

Defenses To A Theft Charge in Long Branch

There are numerous defenses to a theft charge that our attorneys can explore to defend against an offense filed in Long Branch. The best option is always that you stole nothing or, alternatively, that you had a claim to the property taken. Another common defense is that you lacked the required intent to commit a theft or that the conduct was the result of an honest mistake. There is also the potential for diversion programs like Pretrial Intervention or Conditional Dismissal. A condition of both of these avenues of relief is that the accused never utilize a diversion program previously.

Long Branch Theft Attorney

Theft charges tend to be highly defensible, especially when they are non-violent in nature. Having a skilled attorney at your side can really provide dividends. Here at our Monmouth County Criminal Defense Firm, our team of lawyers know the court system and exactly what it takes to avert a Long Branch theft conviction. If you would like to speak to a lawyer with the know-how to help you, call 732-450-8300. One of the attorneys is ready to discuss your case without obligation anytime 24/7.

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