Shoplifting Gone Wrong Turns into Robbery Charges

Shoplifting Gone Wrong Turns into Robbery Charges

Shoplifting Lawyers in Kearny, NJ

The governing statute in New Jersey for shoplifting is N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11b. The degree of shoplifting a defendant could find themselves facing could be anywhere from a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) all the way up to a second degree felony. What degree of shoplifting a defendant will be facing will depend directly on the dollar amount of the items in question. For a complete breakdown in degrees, please checkout our Hudson County, New Jersey shoplifting practice series. If you or a loved one has been charged with the offense of shoplifting in Kearny, New Jersey it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced Hudson County, NJ shoplifting defense firm. Our team of eight Kearny shoplifting defense lawyers has over 100 years of combined experience on staff, including over twenty-five years of prior prosecuting experience. If you would like to set up a consultation with any one of our eight Kearny shoplifting defense attorneys, please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800. Our attorneys can be reached 24/7 and our initial consultations are always free. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who has been charged with robbery in Kearny New Jersey following a shoplifting incident gone wrong.

Shoplifting gone wrong turns into Robbery Charges in Kearny NJ

According to the reports released by the Kearny New Jersey Police Department, they have arrested and charged a Newark resident with robbery following a shoplifting gone wrong incident at a local Walmart. It appears that the Defendant, who has forty (40) prior arrests, was caught shoplifting at a Walmart store in Kearny and in his efforts to flee the scene he shoved an employee. The Defendant was able to flee the store but officials were able to identify the Defendant, issue arrest warrants and actually serve said warrants on October 29, 2014.

The Defendant has formally been charge with second degree robbery and a disorderly persons offense shoplifting. The Defendant made his first appearance at the Hudson County Central Judicial Processing Court and bail was set at $75,000 cash or bond. Of the forty arrests, the Defendant has 13 disorderly persons convictions (misdemeanors) and felony convictions for conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of heroin, distribution of cocaine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, escape and one conviction for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school. If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery or shoplifting in Kearny or elsewhere in Hudson County, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. For a free initial consultation please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800.