Edison NJ Theft Lawyer
If you have landed on this page, it is likely that you or someone you love has been charged with one of any of a number of theft related offenses in Edison Township. Regardless of whether your claim is to be handled in Edison Township Municipal Court or Middlesex County Superior Court, you cannot afford to face these charges alone. “Theft” as it is used these days by courts and lawmakers is essentially a legal term of art used to describe, not only our traditional conception of what a theft is, but a wide-range of offenses that all involve the taking or misappropriation of the property of another.
While the degrees of these offenses range anywhere from a disorderly persons offense up to a first degree felony, these offenses can have far more sweeping consequences for what they say about you as a person. The truth of the matter is that employers and places of higher learning look down on convicted thieves as dishonest persons, persons they’d rather not hire or give degrees to. For this reason, you need the best representation that you can afford to fight these charges. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have over 100 years of collective experience defending against criminal and misdemeanor theft charges in Edison Township. Our attorneys are not only competent, but also well-versed in the defense of the following theft-related charges:
- Theft of Movable Property
- Theft by Deception
- Theft of Services
- Check Fraud
- Credit Card Theft
- Identity Theft
- Fake ID
As stated previously, theft offenses can range anywhere from a disorderly persons offense to a first degree felony. Often, with theft offenses, the degree of the offense is directly related to the value of the property that is stolen by the offender. A first degree offense under our State’s theft statutes involves the combination of theft and violence. These offenses can result in incarceration for between 10 and 20 years, as well as fines of up to $200,000. A second degree offense, often the highest offense possible for theft, can result in incarceration for between 5 and 10 years, as well as fines of up to $150,000. A third degree offense, probably the most common theft offense, can result in jail time of between 3 and 5 years, as well as fines of up to $15,000. A fourth degree offense can result in imprisonment for up to 18 months and a fine of up to $10,000. Lastly, even, a disorderly persons offense can result in fines and a criminal record that could haunt your professional and academic career for many years to come.
Theft Attorneys in Edison Township NJ
The purpose of saying all of this is not to scare you or make you think that there is nothing that can be done for you, rather it is meant to make clear how important it is for you to obtain excellent representation to fight these charges on your behalf. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense attorneys stand ready to help you in your time of need. So please, if you or a loved one has been charged with any of the above theft-related charges in Edison Township, feel free to contact us today to let us start putting our experience to your use. We have the experience to get you results.