Hunterdon County Theft Cases Lawyers
Defending Against Theft Cases in Hunterdon County
Title 20 of the New Jersey Criminal Code encompasses most theft charges, although others are found elsewhere throughout the code. Spodek Law Group provides defense counsel for all offenses under this category, which include:
Prescription Drug Forgery/Fraud. When a person obtains a prescription legend drug through misrepresentation of quantity, dosage or identity they can be prosecuted for obtaining controlled dangerous substances (CDS) by fraud. Possession of drugs and forgery often accompany this charge.
Shoplifting. Commission of retail theft results in shoplifting charges. Six activities constitute what would be considered as shoplifting as follows:
– Consecutive concealment of merchandise
– Swapping, defacing or removing price tags
– Swapping, defacing or removing packaging boxes to alter actual value perception
– Under-ringing items
– Taking possession of goods and attempting to leave store without payment
The offense occurs when an individual uses deception to obtain money or property from another person. The deception could involve misrepresentation regarding value, fact, authority or anything else that could create an impression that is false. The offense also includes any action which may prevent second parties from acquiring critical information about transactional judgments.
Receiving Stolen Property.
Buyers or receivers of stolen goods expose themselves to criminal liability if they purchased the items aware that it was stolen property. Its unique compared to other offenses because one can be charged without first-hand knowledge that the item(s) was/were stolen: believing it is “probably stolen” suffices to invite litigation.
Following unauthorized entry into a structure with intention to commit a crime therein leads to third-degree burglary charges in Hunterdon County NJ. It’s important to note that theft is not a necessary part of burglary as it’s possible for one to enter premises with other intentions such as defamation.
This is the gravest of theft offenses. Theft through force or threat results in second-degree robbery if there was no weapon, while first-degree robbery includes situations where a victim incurred serious injuries or an attacker used weapons during the attack. Both charges are classified as violent crimes and fall under the No Early Release Act.
Credit Card Theft.
Offenders get charged with this offense when credit cards are involved. Its a violation to use pre-issued credit cards fraudulently, alter or forge credit card details, knowingly use another person’s credit card without prior authorization, etc.
Theft of Movable Property (Unlawful Taking).
The charge is often employed as an umbrella term among theft-related offenses. It results from taking property or money from someone without authorization with the intention of permanently depriving them of its benefit.
Passing Bad Checks.
It occurs when individuals pass checks knowing that their bank account will not be able to cover it. The New Jersey bad check legislation presumes a knowledge of insufficiency if:
– The account used for issuance is closed
– The writer neglects to cover it within 10 days following receiving notice that the check bounced.
Although identity theft may seem simple, it carries more weight in criminal charges than expected – usually falling under second-degree crimes. It involves impersonation, posing as representatives with entities (individuals, organizations or companies), and misuse of confidential information belonging to third parties.
Get Exceptional Defense Representation Against Theft Charges
With several years experience handling cases involving fraud and theft allegations in Hunterdon County NJ, Spodek Law Group defense attorneys take each case seriously by delivering exceptional representation always committed to success. Contact us immediately whether you’re facing shoplifting charges, burglary allegations or identity theft prosecution: we’re well-equipped and ready to help!
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