Rahway Theft Lawyers
Charged With Theft in Rahway New Jersey
A category of criminal offense that is frequently dealt with in Rahway New Jersey is theft. The Rahway Police Department write a range of theft related offenses each year and the attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are well equipped to defend any of them. The defense team includes former prosecutors and skilled lawyers who have been representing clients in both Rahway Municipal Court and at the Union County Superior Court in conjunction with theft charges for decades. To speak to an attorney with the knowledge required to help you avert a conviction, contact our office at 908-272-1700. A lawyer is available to assist you immediately.
Theft Charge in the City of Rahway
If you were charged with a theft offense in the City of Rahway, you should definitely consider contacting the lawyers at our firm. We can help you avoid a criminal record for stealing which is extremely important in order to maintain future job prospects and other opportunities, including becoming a citizen or acquiring a professional license. A lawyer at the Marshall Firm can provide knowledgeable guidance in defending:
- Theft by Unlawful Taking
- Theft by Deception
- Theft of Services
- Credit Card Fraud & Theft
- Bad Checks
Although you might think an offense like shoplifting in Rahway is minor, the truth is that you will have a record for stealing if you are found guilty. You can also be sent to the county jail or even state prison depending on the dollar value of the merchandise. The same is true with most other theft and fraud charges in Rahway.
Penalties for Theft in Rahway. In terms of severity, a theft involving property with a value of $75,000 or more is a second degree crime that exposes a defendant to 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. It is a third degree crime to commit a theft involving at least $500 but less than $75,000. The penalties for third degree theft in Rahway or another municipality in New Jersey results in up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. A fourth degree crime for most forms of theft triggers a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in state prison. The lowest grade of theft is a disorderly persons offense which falls under the jurisdiction of the municipal court of Rahway and carries a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in the county jail. These penalties, as well as a criminal conviction, can be avoided by gaining admission into the Conditional Dismissal or Pretrial Intervention.
Rahway Theft Defense Attorney
Rahway has the same issues that confront must communities and theft is one of them. If you were implicated in an incident of fraud or stealing, a defense attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is ready to put their years of experience to work on your behalf. We have been appearing at the county courthouse and the Rahway Municipal Court for over 100 years between the eight attorneys on our staff. A lawyer who has successfully represented many individuals just like you is available immediately 24/7 at 908-272-1700.