Shoplifting And Theft

Theft can refer to everything from stealing a candy bar to executing a complex embezzlement scheme over a long period of time. In general, shoplifting refers to the theft of goods from a retail establishment like a store. In New Jersey and New York, the seriousness of the criminal charges will depend on factors including the value of the allegedly stolen goods and a defendant's criminal record.

What all property crimes convictions have in common is that they can lead to serious consequences like time in jail, significant fines, probation and a long-term impact on job and educational options. These charges can damage your reputation.

Protecting Your Legal Rights, Your Record And Your Future

If you or a loved one has been charged with shoplifting or another theft crime, the criminal defense attorneys of Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law can assist you. We are here to help you protect your legal rights and reach the best possible outcome if your case involves:

  • Felony or misdemeanor (disorderly persons offense) shoplifting charges and the penalties that can result
  • Alleged forgery or bad checks
  • Insurance fraud, credit card crimes or other allegations of white collar crime
  • Robberies
  • A shoplifting charge that could harm your immigration status

Most of our clients are responsible people who are facing criminal charges for the first time and who are very concerned about the impact the charges will have on their lives. Our firm's lawyers, Laura C. Sutnick and Warren S. Sutnick, are both former prosecutors with more than 20 years of trial experience.

Every theft case is different. As your attorneys, we can help you understand your options. If dismissing the charges is not a realistic option, we can work hard to put you in a position in which your record can be cleared — expunged — in the future.

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Seeking a theft defense attorney in Hackensack, Bergen County or elsewhere in northern New Jersey, or in New York City? Contact us for advice about your case.