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Theft Lawyers in Mercer County NJ

Theft & Fraud

Theft and Fraud Lawyers in Mercer County NJ

Theft and fraud offense are very serious criminal charges and they should not be taken lightly. If you have been arrested and charged with a theft offense like shoplifting, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, burglary or robbery, Proetta & Oliver can help. A conviction for either a theft or fraud offense in Mercer County will expose a client to potential incarceration, probation, community service, criminal record and high fines. On top of that, a conviction for any one of these offenses can also have significant collateral consequences as well. Theft offense could make it rather difficult to either maintain or gain meaningful employment and they could also have significant immigration consequences too. As you will see below, the degree of most theft related offenses will be dictated by calculating the value of the property in question.

If you have been arrested and charged with a theft offense in Mercer County it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Mr. Oliver, who heads up the Mercer County practice, has been defending clients charged with burglary, theft of moveable property, carjacking, shoplifting and credit card fraud for years. Mr. Oliver’s entire career has been dedicated to defending those accused of various different criminal offenses in courts throughout New Jersey, including Mercer County. If you would like to come into our office to have an initial face to face consultation with Mr. Oliver then please contact us directly at (609) 789-0779. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible. Now here is a list of some of the offenses that our office routinely handles.

Theft & Fraud Charges in Mercer County NJ

Grading Theft Offenses in New Jersey

As touched upon above, the degree of the theft offense that a Defendant will be facing is going to be directly related to the value of items in question. Here is a quick chart which will cover the following offenses: shoplifting, theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

2nd Degree Felony = Items must be valued at more than $75,000

  • 5 to 10 Years in a State Prison

3rd Degree Felony = Items must be valued at more than $500 but less than $75,000

  • 3 to 5 years in a State Prison

4th Degree Felony = Items must be valued at more than $200 but less than $500

  • Up to 18 Months in a State Prison

Disorderly Persons Offense = Items must be valued at less than $200

  • Up to 6 Months in the Mercer Jail

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The Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver serves all of Mercer County. We routinely appear in Courts throughout Mercer County, including the Hamilton Municipal Court, the Lawrence Municipal Court, the Hopewell Municipal Court, the Princeton Municipal Court, the West Windsor Municipal Court, the Hightstown Municipal Court, the Ewing Municipal Court and the Mercer County Superior Court. If you have been charged with a criminal offense like forgery, credit card theft, passing a bad check, shoplifting, theft by deception or burglary in Mercer County then let the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver help. If you would like an initial free consultation today, then please contact us directly at (609) 789-0779. We are available 24-7 to help assist in any way possible. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.