About NJ Shoplifting Penalties:
In New Jersey if you have been charged with shoplifting
even on a first offense, the penalties you face include jail,
community service, probation, and a fine.
 The penalties
involved can affect you for the rest of your life.  Once
convicted of a Shoplifting Charge in the state of New Jersey
you will have a criminal record.  A shoplifting conviction or
arrest is a public record that anyone can see including
schools, banks, employers and even your neighbors.   Even
if you try to expunge your shoplifting record it will still be
visible on the internet and newspaper postings.

A criminal record/conviction may ruin you chances of getting
that important job, getting financial aid or even visiting a
foreign country.   Don't let this happen to you.  Nearly 1% of
the U.S. population is currently in jail and nearly 1 out of
every 15 people have gone to jail.  Don't become a statistic.

If you have been arrested for shoplifting the police have a
head start in winning the case against you.  You need to
fight back.  Hiring the best shoplifting lawyer to defend
yourself is the single most important factor in winning your
case.  Our experienced shoplifting lawyers can help.  Our
founder, Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg has a 98% success rate
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shoplifting charge.  Put the success of over
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Don't let a mistake in judgment ruin your future.  Free Consultations for shoplifting offenses are offered during normal business hours.   After hours consultations are available for a
reasonable fee.   This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to give legal advise.  Additional penalties may apply to some shoplifting offenders.  Past performance is
not indicative of future performance and each case is fact sensitive, thus, the need for the in office consultation for the attorney to evaluate your case.  Some penalties may not apply to out of
state residents please consult an attorney in your state of residence.  All New Jersey Shoplifting penalties listed are accurate as of A
pril 1, 2017 and are subject to change at any time without
notice. *98% Success Rate of reducing, eliminating or winning the charges of a NJ Shoplifting Offense is based on past shoplifting cases and is not indicative of future results for your New
Jersey Shoplifting Charge.  98% Success rate applies only to Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg and not to his associate shoplifting lawyers who do have a slightly lower success rate.  Get the Best
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The Penalties For Shoplifting in NJ are based on the retail value of the item taken not
the "on sale price" Penalties listed are for First Time Offenders:

Value of Item(s) $.01 to $200.00: Up to 180 days in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $200.01 to $500.00: Up to 18 Months in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $500.01 to $75,000.00: 3 to 5 Years in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $75,000.00 or Greater: 5 to 10 Years In Jail, Community Service, and Fine

*All NJ Shoplifting and Theft Charges Will Result in a criminal record* which may affect your job, credit rating or immigration
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NJ Shoplifting Facts:
  • In New Jersey a store may detain a suspected
    shoplifter for a reasonable amount of time prior
    to calling the police
  • In New Jersey shoplifting is the most commonly
    committed crime.
  • In New Jersey you can be arrested for
    shoplifting even without leaving the store,
    however most arrests do take place once the
    shoplifter has left the store.
  • Shoplifting is considered a theft crime in NJ
  • Shoplifting can be a deportable offense for
    immigrants and even for green card holders if
    your found guilty as it is considered a crime of
    bad moral turpitude.
  • In New Jersey you can face both civil and
    criminal penalties for shoplifting.
  • In New Jersey a conviction for shoplifting
    carries mandatory community service.
  • In New Jersey you can go to jail even for
    stealing a dollar store item
  • In New jersey It is not a defense to shoplifting
    to offer to pay for the item once you have been
    caught.
  • In New Jersey concealment of an item in a bag
    purse underneath clothing or covered under a
    baby stroller has been considered shoplifting.
  • Additional Charges for Endangering the
    Welfare of a Child may be charged along with
    shoplifting in NJ if a minor was present at the
    time the shoplifting occurred.
  • In New Jersey leaving an item in your shopping
    cart without paying for the item and then
    leaving the store is shoplifting in NJ.  
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