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Macy’s Shoplifting Lawyer

Macy’s Shoplifting Lawyer

Charged with Shoplifting in Macy’s in New Jersey? 

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 indicates that merchandise has not been purchased.  Many people charged with New Jersey shoplifting crimes are decent, productive citizens who made a 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 lawyer, who has handled charges with shoplifting and thefts at Macy’s.

It is important that your attorney has experience handling shoplifting cases at Macy’s.  The Mollo Law Firm’s attorneys are familiar with Macy’s products and procedures, and this can help the attorney’s perspective and approach to handling your case. We can help you prepare the best defense to Macy’s shoplifting charges.

Fighting Macy’s shoplifting cases can be challenging.  Macy’s shoplifting cases often involve significant evidence, such as video surveillance, that places the defendant at the scene. There may also be witnesses to the shoplifting, including Macy’s employees or security personnel, who may testify at the time of trial. Finally, the Macy’s merchandise itself may be used as evidence.

An experienced New Jersey Macy’s shoplifting lawyer who has had specific cases with shoplifters at Macy’s can evaluate all of the evidence and develop case strategy. For instance, an experienced Macy’s shoplifting lawyer can challenge witness testimony, the constitutionality of the search and how the evidence was seized.  An experienced Macy’s shoplifting lawyer will examine the store video, interview witnesses and conduct an independent investigation.  An experienced Macy’s 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 Macy’s

The penalties for New Jersey Macy’s shoplifting charges are potentially devastating.

Fines:

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

Jail:

Second Degree Macy’s Shoplifting: Up to 10 Years in Jail
Third Degree Macy’s Shoplifting: Up to 5 Years in Jail
Fourth Degree Macy’s Shoplifting: Up to 18 Months in Jail
Disorderly Persons Macy’s 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 Macy’s Shoplifting: 10 Days Community Service
Second Offense Macy’s Shoplifting: 15 Days Community Service
Third Offense Macy’s Shoplifting: 25 Days Community Service

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