Our Monmouth County Shoplifting Defense Lawyers Are Ready To Provide A Free Consultation
Home Depot is definitely a major player when it comes to shoplifting charges in Monmouth County. It has a home improvement center located in West Long Branch, Neptune, Howell, Freehold, Hazlet and Marlboro. Logic suggests that you were arrested and charged with shoplifting at one of these stores given the nature of your research. There are a number of things our attorneys think you should know about a Home Depot shoplifting offense. First, there are strict guidelines against plea bargaining in retail theft cases which prevent the court or prosecutor from downgrading a N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11 charge absent a bona fide defense to the offense. The second thing you should know is that the consequences of a conviction are serious since they involve a criminal record for stealing and expose you to potential incarceration. Hiring a skilled lawyer is precisely what you need to ensure that you have every opportunity to avoid these ramifications. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience battling shoplifting charges in municipal courts throughout Monmouth County, in addition to the Superior Court in Freehold New Jersey. To learn how an attorney can help you, contact our office any time of day or night for a free consultation. We can be immediately by calling 877-450-8301.
Disorderly Persons Offense for Shoplifting at the Hazlet, Howell, Neptune, West Long Branch, Freehold or Marlboro Home Depot
When the value of the merchandise allegedly stolen at a Home Depot or any other retailer is less than $200, the theft results in a disorderly persons offense. This type of shoplifting charge is essentially a misdemeanor that falls under municipal court jurisdiction. This means your offense will be heard in Howell Municipal Court, Freehold Municipal Court, West Long Branch Municipal Court, Manalapan Municipal Court, Hazlet Municipal Court or Neptune Municipal Court if it involves tools, hardware, building material or other goods with a value under $200.
Charged With Fourth Degree or Third Degree Crime for Shoplifting at Home Depot
A retail theft involving $200 or more in merchandise is an indictable criminal that can only be heard at the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold NJ. It is a fourth degree crime where the property has a value of at least $200 but less than $500. Theft of merchandise with a value of at least $500 but less than $75,000 is a third degree crime.
Home Depot Store Information
- The Howell Home Depot is located at 1990 N.J. Route 9, Howell, NJ 07731. The store can be reached at (732) 409-9996.
- The Freehold Home Depot is located at 300 Trotters Way, Freehold, NJ 07728. The telephone number for the store is (732) 625-3000.
- The West Long Branch Home Depot is located at 310 State Highway 36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764. The main line for the store is (732) 935-0100.
- The Marlboro Home Depot is located at 170 Union Hill Road, Morganville, NJ 07751. The telephone number is (732) 617-7102.
- The Hazlet Home Depot is located at 3700 N.J. Highway 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730. The main number for the store is (732) 264-1661
- The Neptune Home Depot is located at 3540 N.J. Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753. The telephone number is (732) 922-6580.
Shoplifting Attorney in Monmouth County for Charges at Home Depot
Irrespective of the nature of the Home Depot shoplifting charge you are facing in Monmouth County, we have an attorney with the skills to help you. We have over 100 years of combined experience defending clients charged with shoplifting in local municipal courts and the Superior Court. To speak to a lawyer with the knowledge of the court system and what it takes to successfully defend a retail theft case, call our office anytime 24/7. Lawyers on our team are available now at 877-450-8301. One of our attorneys will be more than happy to give you as much time as it takes to fully discuss your case.
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