Theft of Movable Property Charge Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3A
Client charged in Saddle Brook Township in Bergen County, New Jersey
Lawyer needed for a theft charge in Bergen County? Contact the Tormey Law Firm now for immediate assistance. Here is a theft of movable property case we successfully handled for a client in 2018 who was charged in Saddle Brook Twp.
Our client was a 21 year old man with no prior criminal history. He was working for the NJ turnpike authority as a toll collector and it is alleged that he stole approximately $1900 in rolled coins while working at the Bergen Toll Plaza. This is a third degree felony offense under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3A, punishable by 3-5 years in NJ state prison if he is convicted in addition to a permanent felony charge on his record.
First, we were able to get the felony charge downgraded and remanded back to the Saddle Brook Municipal Court as a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor). That was a big deal as the client was no longer facing years in prison and a permanent felony charge on his record. Instead, he was facing a maximum of six (6) months in the Bergen County jail and a misdemeanor charge on his record.
Then, we appeared in Saddle Brook Municipal court several times to obtain the evidence and speak to the prosecutor. We were able to negotiate another downgrade and our client plead guilty to a local ordinance violation which results in a fine only and no criminal record.
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This was a great result for our client and the Tormey Law Firm. Our client was originally facing a felony theft charge and ended up with a town ordinance violation which results is a fine and no criminal record. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a theft offense charge in Bergen County, contact our offices anytime for a free initial consultation.