Ways to Handle a New Jersey Shoplifting Case

Shoplifting Defense Lawyers in Newark, Millburn, and Hackensack NJ

“Plea Negotiations”

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When you are facing shoplifting charges, or any criminal charges for that matter, it is essential to investigate and understand all of your available options. Sometimes, the prosecution’s case is weak and the evidence puts you in a great position to have the charges dismissed outright. An experienced lawyer can thoroughly examine the discovery in your case and identify any and all potential grounds for a dismissal or ways to undermine reasonable doubt. However, in some cases, plea negotiations are the best way to put your case behind you. Even with a great case, a skilled defense attorney can negotiate a downgrading of your shoplifting charges to a municipal ordinance violation, which is similar to a ticket, where you pay a small fine and have no criminal record. Other times, your lawyer can have the charges downgraded to another offense that is not a crime of moral turpitude, such as disorderly conduct, which will not affect your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. This is also the best option in some cases, as you don’t want to put your life in America on the line by taking the case to trial. What is most important about handling your shoplifting case is having a knowledgeable defense attorney who can vet all of your viable options, explain each one, and aggressively pursue the best defense strategy.

Best Defenses for New Jersey Shoplifting Charges

Our NJ shoplifting attorneys use a variety of battle-tested defenses to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. To learn more about our shoplifting defense strategies, click on the following links:

Successes in NJ Shoplifting Cases

Here are just a few of our success stories while fighting for clients charged with shoplifting throughout New Jersey:

Paramus NJ Shoplifting Charges Dropped

Travis J. Tormey represented a client charged with shoplifting in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. The value of the allegedly stolen merchandise was less than $200, which meant that the shoplifting charge was graded as a disorderly persons offense and handled in the Paramus Municipal Court…Read more

Tormey Law Firm Successfully Fights Shoplifting Charges in Wayne, NJ

The Tormey Law Firm, LLC. recently helped a client beat shoplifting charges in Wayne, New Jersey. The client faced the criminal charges because she had been accused of stealing multiple items, valued at more than $500, from a store in Wayne, NJ…Read more

Shoplifting Charges In NJ Defeated

Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client who was charged with shoplifting…This was the defendant’s first shoplifting charge and she had no prior criminal record. Also, the defendant suffers from bipolar disorder and is under the care of a physician. Our criminal trial team obtained a letter…Read more

Woodland Park NJ Shoplifting Charges Result in No Criminal Record

…Our shoplifting defense lawyers were able to negotiate a plea arrangement with the Woodland Park Municipal Prosecutor whereby the criminal charge was amended to a local ordinance violation for creating a disturbance in the store. This is a violation of local law and is on the level of a littering ticket or leaving your garbage at the curb on the wrong day…Read more

Arrested for Shoplifting in New Jersey?

The Tormey Law Firm can help. Our shoplifting defense lawyers represent clients in courts across New Jersey, including in Newark, Hackensack, Morristown, Millburn, Watchung, and Paramus. We are fully prepared to assist you with successfully resolving your shoplifting case. To speak with one of our attorneys free of charges, just call (201)-556-1570 anytime for a free consultation. We provide consultations via phone 24/7 and also have offices in Bergen County, Morris County, Essex County, and Camden County, so we can meet you at the office location nearest you.


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We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation. With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

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Areas we serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

  • Hackensack Office

    254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

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    55 Madison Avenue Suite 400, Morristown, NJ 07960

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