NJ Shoplifting Turns Into Robbery Following Use of Force

A classic example of how a Shoplifting can escalate into a much more serious charge of Robbery was seen a few weeks ago in Monmouth County.  The defendant in this case accidentally struck a store employee as he attempted to exit the parking lot of the store he had shoplifted.  While the employee was not injured, the defendant used force to escape in the form of a motor vehicle.  This resulted in a Continue Reading...

New Jersey Shoplifting Charge Spells Trouble for Cop

The Star Ledger reported today that an Edison detective was arrested for shoplifting. The allegation was that he stole $42 in merchandise from a supermarket.  His stated position is that the charge was fabricated and that the items were properly paid for.  The case is still pending. The report really does not come as a surprise given the experience of our NJ shoplifting defense practice. In fact, Continue Reading...

Shoplifting Turned Robbery in Freehold NJ

I have previously authored articles regarding how a disorderly persons offense of shoplifting can be transformed into a Second Degree Robbery.  I just read an article in the Asbury Park Press where a shoplifting charge in Monmouth County was transformed into a Robbery under the circumstances which I previously contemplated. The shoplifter was attempting to conceal steaks and a sponge, but was Continue Reading...

NJ Shoplifting Defense Site Is Under Development

The number of individuals arrested for shoplifting in New Jersey every year is staggering. It is also important to keep in mind that shoplifting is not limited to those of modest means but also involves individuals who are members of the middle and upper class of our society. We know this because we are retained by an extraordinary number of individuals every year who have been charged with Continue Reading...

Short Hills Shoplifting Charges Dismissed in Millburn Municipal Court

Our firm has occasion to represent many individuals charged with shoplifting every year and, not surprisingly, this results in numerous cases involving the Mall at Short Hills. The question that prospective shoplifter clients almost uniformly ask is "what is going to happen to me". This inquiry is not easy to respond to with respect to Shoplifting Charges in Millburn Municipal Court. The reason Continue Reading...