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Freehold New Jersey Shoplifting Defense

02
Mar
2011

by in Criminal Defense

Freehold Police make a high number of shoplifting arrests are made in Freehold, particularly in Freehold Township. This is due mostly to the Freehold Raceway Mall. However, plenty of arrests are made for Shoplifting in the rest of the town as well. Freehold Township Municipal Court has jurisdiction over these matter, unless the case is sent to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

A large amount of the arrests at the Freehold Raceway Mall are in the higher end stores such as Lord & Taylor and Nordstom’s. Home goods store such as Sears and the HomeDepot also see a lot of shoplifting arrests. Walmart is also a store where a lot of Shoplifting arrests are made.

These arrests usually begin with store Loss Prevention officers observing an individual they feel is suspicious. The store security will then follow the suspect either with their own eyes or on camera. If a person conceals merchandise or, obviously, if they leave without paying, they can be liable for Shoplifting.

Shoplifting is criminal charge in New Jersey. A conviction can subject you to from 6 months in jail to up to 10 years on prison, depending on the value of what was stolen. If you have been charged with shoplifting in Ocean, Monmouth, or Middlesex County, New Jersey, call now to find out what your rights are and how the charge can be defended.

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  1. Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the second degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is $ 75,000 or more, or the offense is committed in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail theft enterprise and the full retail value of the merchandise is $ 1,000 or more.
  2. Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the third degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise exceeds $ 500 but is less than $ 75,000, or the offense is committed in furtherance of or in conjunction with an organized retail theft enterprise and the full retail value of the merchandise is less than $ 1,000.
  3. Shoplifting constitutes a crime of the fourth degree under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is at least $ 200 but does not exceed $ 500.
  4. Shoplifting is a disorderly persons offense under subsection b. of this section if the full retail value of the merchandise is less than $ 200.

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