Hoboken NJ Theft Attorneys
The offense of theft of moveable property in New Jersey can be either a disorderly persons (misdemeanor), a fourth, third or even a second degree felony. The degree of the theft charge a defendant will be facing, will depend directly on the value of the item in dispute. For example, if a defendant is charged with stealing something valued at less than $200, they will be charged with a disorderly persons offense, however, if they are accused of stealing something worth more than $500 but less than $75,000 they will be charged with a third degree felony. For more information on the offense of theft, including the necessary elements the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt and the applicable penalties if convicted, please visit our Hoboken theft practice series. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 100 years of combined experience defending individual’s charged with theft of moveable property, in towns like Kearny, Weehawken, Harrison, Jersey City, Hoboken and North Bergen for over fifteen years. For a free initial consultation please contact our Jersey City office at (201) 309-1800. Listed below is an example of how an individual might find themselves facing a theft charge in Hudson County.
Theft & Burglary tools Charges for Jersey City Resident
The Port Authority Police have arrested and charged a Jersey City native with possession of burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and theft of moveable property after they allegedly observed him attempting to steal a bicycle by the PATH. The initial reports allege that the officer’s noticed the Defendant with pliers attempting to cut a bicycle lose near the Hoboken PATH station earlier this week. Furthermore, once the Defendant noticed the police, he attempted to quickly walk away from the scene, as if he wasn’t doing anything wrong. However, the Police eventually apprehend the Defendant anyway based on their observations. He was arrested and brought back to the station. Back at the station, the Police have reported that the Defendant apparently freely admitted his intentions and also admitted to taking a bicycle from the Journal Square Station as well.
Depending on the value of the bicycle, the defendant will most likely be charged with one county theft of moveable property in the third degree, two counts of possession of burglary tools, a disorderly persons offense and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, also a disorderly persons offense. If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces up to 6 1/2 years in a New Jersey State Prison.