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Best Buy New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyer

Charged with Shoplifting in Best Buy? 

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 NJ shoplifting attorney, who has handled charges with thefts at Best Buy.  Indeed, the right shoplifting lawyer can make all the difference.

What makes it important that you attorney be familiar with cases specifically at Best Buy? Well, for one being familiar with the store’s products and output can help the attorney’s perspective, and as a result, approach to handling your case. Whether you were accused of stealing an iPad, iPod, Smart TV, computer, laptop, or something smaller like a Blu Ray DVD or stereo accessories, The Mollo Law Firm can advise as to how best prepare your defense.

Fighting Best Buy shoplifting cases can be challenging.  Best Buy 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 shoplifting lawyer who has had specific cases with shoplifters at Best Buy, 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 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 for Shoplifting in Best Buy

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

The Mollo Law Firm handles shoplifting cases in Best Buy and other stores throughout New Jersey.   If you have been charged with Shoplifting at Best Buy, or anywhere in New Jersey, it is important that you have an experienced New Jersey Shoplifting attorney.  Al Mollo recently appeared on television  as an authority on Municipal Court cases including, but not limited to, shoplifting cases in Best Buy.  The right Best Buy 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.  You may also visit our website at www.mollolawfirm.com.  Thank you.

Best Buy New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyer