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Shoplifting Lawyer in Marlboro, NJ

If you have been accused/arrested for shoplifting Marlboro you must hire an experienced lawyer who knows how to properly navigate the judicial system. For over two decades, Ms. Breslow has been representing those accused of shoplifting offenses. Most often, when people are charged in Manalapan or Marlboro Township with shoplifting it is at Target, Home Depot, Wegmans, Home Goods, Shoprite, or some other store and it is a difficult situation for those who are charged. Usually, the person arrested has no criminal record and this is an isolated incident, which can be embarrassing and cause tremendous anxiety for those accused. Ms. Breslow has decades of experience handling shoplifting matters and whether you have been charged with a felony or a disorderly persons offense, she will know the best legal defense. Ms. Breslow’s office is located at 25 Monument Street in Freehold, NJ, directly across the street from the Monmouth County Superior Court, close proximity to every court involved. She has decades of experience in both the Superior and Municipal Courts.

If you have been charged with a shoplifting offense, the first question you should ask is what degree of shoplifting have I been charged under N.J.S.A 2C:20-11. If you are charged with taking less than $200.00 your matter is categorized as a Disorderly Persons offense and your matter will be heard in the Municipal Court, located in Marlboro Court or Manalapan Municipal Court. The maximum fine for disorderly conduct is $1,000 and the maximum time you can face in jail is 6 months. Having a disorderly persons offense on your record could be an issue with employment, and financial aid and it can come up during any background check. Also, pursuant to the Shoplifting statute if you are convicted of a 3rd shoplifting offense you are facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail.

Otherwise, if you are charged with felony shoplifting, you face the following penalties:

  • 4th-degree shoplifting - $200 - $500 Up to 18 months in Jail
  • 3rd-degree shoplifting- $500 - $75,000 Up to 3 - 5 years in prison
  • 2nd-degree shoplifting - more than $75,000 Up to 5 - 10 years in prison.

It is imperative to have a lawyer who is familiar with the Superior Court in Monmouth County if you have been charged with a felony or disorderly persons shoplifting charge. Ms. Breslow is ready to help you get your Superior Court matter remanded back to municipal court where the penalties are more lenient and less serious. She is ready to handle any situation.

Example: Susan was charged with shoplifting $1000 from the self-checkout at Target. She was charged with a fourth-degree shoplifting charge and the matter was transferred to Superior Court. She hired Ms. Breslow, and Ms. Breslow was able to get the case sent back to Manalapan Municipal Court. She was able to avoid a felony and able to defend herself in municipal court.

Marlboro Municipal Court is located at 1979 Township Drive, in Marlboro, NJ. Manalapan Municipal Court is located at 120 County Road 522, Manalapan Township, NJ.

Client Reviews
"I am thankful I have you as an attorney. After meeting with you I can see your reputation does you no justice to how really awesome you are. I am encouraged and elated. Thanks for being so good at what you do." Mario
"She is the best. Helped me with a criminal matter and handled my situation perfectly. Was very knowledgeable answered all my questions. Helped me get out of a bad situation when I thought there was no hope. She even called me the night before the court date to put my mind to rest..." Pedro
"Tara Breslow is by far the best lawyer. She makes the impossible become possible. If it was not for her.. I do not know where i would be. This is the lawyer you want. She is amazing!!..." Brittany
"I called Tara on a Sunday morning and to my surprise, she returned my call that same day. My son was facing serious criminal charges in Monmouth County that could have affected him for the rest of his life. However, Tara dug in and worked the case that resulted in a better than expected disposition. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone facing any serious criminal charges." Jose
"Tara presented my case in a positive way, which resulted in a more favorable outcome for me. She advised me very well and helped me prepare for my court appearance. Tara is a very reliable and experienced attorney. If it weren't for her assistance, I would not have had such a positive outcome in my court appearance." Anonymous