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Theft Crimes Lawyer in Hackensack, NJ

Newark Theft AttorneyBeing arrested for a theft crime means that you need immediate help and guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. No matter what type of theft charge you are faced with, it is essential that you get representation that will fight for you and your rights aggressively. Lustberg Law Offices, LLC defends clients in both New Jersey and New York and will work for you to get you the best outcome possible.

What Is Considered a “Theft Crime” in Hackensack, NJ?

Theft in New Jersey is defined as the “unlawful taking” or the “exercising of control” of someone else’s property. There are several specific types of theft offenses, including robbery, theft of movable property, theft by deception, extortion, lost/mislaid property, receiving stolen property, theft of services, shoplifting, and concealment of library material. These offenses carry penalties that are largely dependent upon the value of the item that you are alleged to have stolen.

Theft Offenses in Hackensack, New Jersey

Theft as a Disorderly Persons Offense – Theft of property or services valued at less than $200. Also called petty theft. Can carry a prison term of up to 6 months and/or a fine not to exceed $1000.

Theft as a Crime of the Fourth Degree – Theft of property or services that are valued in the range of $200 to $500. Can carry prison term of up to 18 months and/or a fine of up to $10,000

Theft as a Crime of the Third Degree – Theft of property or services that are valued at more than $500 but less than $75,000, or of a firearm, motor vehicle, vessel, boat, horse, domestic companion animal or airplane, a controlled dangerous substance, a prescription blank, access device, public instrument, etc. Can carry a jail term of 3 to 5 years and a fine of not more than $15,000.

Theft as a Crime of the Second Degree – Theft of property or services that are valued at more than $75,000, theft by extortion, theft of a controlled dangerous substance of more than one kilogram, or of human remains. Can carry a jail term of 5 to 10 years and/or a fine of not more than $150,000.
Additionally, other fines/penalties can be imposed, such as restitution, as well as driving penalties and other assessments.

Contact an Experienced Hackensack Theft Offense Attorney Today

Theft charges in New Jersey come with significant penalties that can limit your freedom and cause financial issues for you and your family. Call Adam M. Lustberg immediately to begin the process of developing a strong defense against your charges to ensure you get the best outcome possible. Contact Lustberg Law Offices, LLC for a free case evaluation today.



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