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Kohl’s New Jersey Shoplifting Charges Lawyer

Kohl's New Jersey Shoplifting Charges Lawyer

Experienced Kohl’s New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyer Helps Those Facing Shoplifting Charges In Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, and Throughout NJ

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Shoplifting is type of theft that occurs when a person enters a store and steals goods with no intention of paying. In most cases, shoplifting is discovered once the person tries to exit the store and security or an alarm detector detects merchandise that has not been purchased.  Many people charged with New Jersey shoplifting crimes are good, productive citizens who made an unfortunate mistake.  These people deserve a second chance.  Additionally, not everyone accused of shoplifting is guilty. As such, it is imperative that you have an experienced Kohl’s New Jersey shoplifting charges lawyer on your side.  Indeed, the right shoplifting lawyer can make all the difference.

Fighting Kohl’s shoplifting cases can be challenging.  Kohl’s shoplifting cases often involve strong evidence, such as video surveillance, that places the defendant at the scene. There may also be witnesses, including store employees or security personnel, who may testify at the time of trial. Finally, the merchandise itself may be used as evidence if it was found on the defendant’s body or in their vehicle.

An experienced Kohl’s shoplifting lawyer can evaluate all of the evidence and develop case strategy, even if it seems as though there is a slim chance of avoiding a conviction. For instance, your attorney can challenge witness testimony, the constitutionality of the search and how the evidence was processed by law enforcement.  An experienced Kohl’s shoplifting lawyer will examine the store video, interview witnesses and conduct an independent investigation.  An experienced shoplifting attorney will demand proof of every retail charge and ensure that police followed all rules when conducting their investigation.

Fines & Monetary Penalties

The penalties for New Jersey shoplifting charges are potentially devastating.

Fines:

 Second Degree Shoplifting:Fine of up to $150,000
 Third Degree Shoplifting:Fine of up to $15,000
 Fourth Degree Shoplifting:Fine of up to $10,000
 Disorderly Persons Shoplifting:Fine of up to $1,000

Jail:

 Second Degree Shoplifting:Up to 10 Years in Jail
 Third Degree Shoplifting:Up to 5 Years in Jail
 Fourth Degree Shoplifting:Up to 18 Months in Jail
 Disorderly Persons Shoplifting:Up to 6 Months in Jail

* Anyone convicted of three or more Shoplifting offenses must serve 90 days in jail.

Community Service:

 First Offense Shoplifting:10 Days Community Service
 Second Offense Shoplifting:15 Days Community Service
 Third Offense Shoplifting:25 Days Community Service

New Jersey Shoplifting Penalties:

CrimeDegree 
Shoplifting merchandise with a total combined value less than $200.00Disorderly persons shoplifting 
Shoplifting merchandise with a total combined value of $200-$500Crime of the fourth degree 
Shoplifting merchandise with a total combined value of $500-$75,0000Crime of the third degree 
Shoplifting merchandise with a total combined value of $75,000 or greaterCrime of the second degree 

The Mollo Law Firm handles shoplifting cases in Kohl’s stores throughout New Jersey. If you have been charged with Shoplifting in Kohl’s, or in any other store in New Jersey, it is important that you have an experienced New Jersey Shoplifting attorney.  The right Kohl’s shoplifting lawyer can make all the difference.  Contact our offices for a free consultation.  You can reach us at (732) 747-1844 or e-mail Al Mollo directly at amollo@mollolawfirm.com.  Thank you.