NJ Theft Defense Attorneys Serving Bergen and Hudson Counties
Theft is a rather vague term, and it might apply to a broad range of activity. It’s important to realize that being accused of a theft crime in New Jersey is not necessarily the same thing as actually being guilty of that crime.
As a matter of fact, theft charges are among the most over-charged and over-prosecuted crimes in America. Police often do not understand the very precise elements of a specific theft crime. Alternatively, they arrive at a scene and rush to judgment, relying on inadequate evidence or hasty assumptions to come to a questionable conclusion.
Did you know that many people charged with theft in New Jersey never realized they were doing anything “wrong?” So many of these cases boil down to a giant misunderstanding.
That’s important to realize this, because your intentions are extremely relevant. Most theft-related offenses require criminal intent for conviction.
Unfortunately, the prosecutors in this state are relentless. They will throw the book at you and do everything that they can to score a serious conviction. Even if you are in the right, fighting them is an uphill and terrifying battle – unless you have an experienced and aggressive lawyer on your side.
The New Jersey theft defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. are ready to do what it takes to put you in the best possible position for victory.
Our goal is to get the charges against you dismissed whenever possible. We want to see you go home a free person, with confidence, peace of mind, and the glowing reputation that you deserve.
Give us a call and ask for our New Jersey theft defense attorneys as soon as possible. The potential penalties are steep, so don’t delay. Contact us today.
Types of Theft Charges in New Jersey
Part of the confusion in theft cases is that so many different situations might be thought of as “theft.” There are many theft-related criminal offenses in our state. They include (but are not limited to):
- Armed robbery
- Auto theft (vehicle theft)
- Bank fraud
- Computer theft
- Credit card fraud
- Internet fraud
- Theft of services
- Writing bad checks
Severity of Punishment
The degree and severity of the punishment in a given case will depend on a variety of factors, including the value of the property stolen. For example:
- Theft of property valued under $200 is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
- Theft of property valued between $200 and $500 is punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- Theft of property worth at least $500 but less than $75,000 is punishable by three to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
- Theft of property valued at $75,000 or more is a second-degree crime, punishable by five to ten years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
- If the property is worth less than $75,000 but is taken by extortion, the punishment can include five to ten years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
We get to work as soon as our clients hire us. Time is of the essence, and we won’t waste a second of it.
When you call hire our New Jersey theft defense attorneys, we’ll start taking a hard look at the evidence against you, the police reports, any eyewitness reports, your side of the story, and every other relevant consideration. Our job is to fight for your rights and to hold the police accountable to the letter of the law.
You might be surprised by how often the police make a mistake that causes your whole case to get thrown out – or how often the facts simply do not match the strict and specific legal criteria for pressing a particular charge. Call us to find out how we might be able to help.
See Why We Are Top-Rated Defense Lawyers
Facing theft charges in New Jersey? Don’t give up. Take action. Now.
The sooner you contact us, the better. Remember: This is extremely urgent, and the stakes are very high.
We pride ourselves on being the kind of confidential, compassionate, and judgment-free lawyers who you can trust. Our record of results can speak for itself, but we want you to know that we care about what happens to you.
Please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. and request a free consultation with our New Jersey theft defense attorneys today.