Hunterdon County Theft Charges Lawyers
The most common theft charges a person can face in Hunterdon County are theft by deception, credit card theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting and receiving stolen property. Irrespective of the kind of theft charged in your case, it is imperative that you get an experienced attorney. A conviction can have a deep impact on your life.
The results of a theft arrest can range from a disorderly persons offense to an indictable crime of the second, third or fourth degree. The penalties include a incarceration and cash fines. You would also end up with a criminal record for stealing. This will negatively impact your employment, your immigration status or your ability to gain a professional license. This is why getting the best defense lawyer to defend your charge is so important.
Attorneys At Our Firm Will Fight Your Theft or Fraud Offense
We will do battle until every defense is exhausted. Here are some of the ways that we can defend you:
Immediate Intervention. The defendant is particularly vulnerable at this stage of a case, it’s critical that we intervene immediately. Our attorneys will make sure that efforts by police to take advantage of you are squelched immediately. They will work to ensure that favorable evidence is preserved.
Getting You Released From Custody. The process for securing pretrial release following issuance of a warrant complaint in New Jersey has changed. No longer can you post bail to secure release pending trial. Someone accused of burglary, robbery or another theft crime remains in custody to appear before a Hunterdon County Superior Court judge within 48 hours. Representation by a lawyer at this stage can help speed up when someone appears before the judge. Also, an accomplished lawyer could persuade the prosecutor not to file a motion to detain.
Mounting An Effective Defense. Our experience has shown us what works and what doesn’t when it comes to defending theft and fraud charges in Hunterdon County. We will devise a plan that will maximize your chances of a favorable resolution.
Evidence Analysis. Sometimes, there are shortcomings in the state’s evidence. We will focus on each piece of discovery to expose faults that will allow us to defeat allegations against you. Identifying inconsistencies or misstatements is a strong strategy that we will also employ.
Presenting A Persuasive Defenses. A range of defenses exist that could apply in a theft-related case in Hunterdon County. One of the primary elements with most of these charges is intent. Additional elements must be established by the prosecution, beyond reasonable doubt, to secure a conviction. Your accomplished attorney from Spodek Law Group will come with skills to throw a wrench in the prosecutor’s efforts to prove all the elements.
Negotiating For You. The ability to negotiate effectively manner can return you big dividends. The negotiating skills of our attorneys have been honed over decades This could involve cogently pointing out the weaknesses in the case against our client or utilizing any angle we believe is beneficial in getting a dismissal or reduced charge.
Getting You Into Diversion Programs. A first time offender can evade a criminal record for a disorderly persons offense, for example, shoplifting or theft of services, through Conditional Dismissal. A similar program is Pretrial Intervention (PTI). This latter program applies only to indictable crimes of the third or fourth degree. Drug Court is available to persons accused of most non-violent offenses but is limited to those whose core issue is alcohol or drug dependency. Our lawyers are well-versed in all of these programs.
You could face time behind bars and hefty fines if you are convicted of theft or fraud charges in Hunterdon County. You would also be left with a criminal record that can have collateral consequences that are extreme. This would make it impossible to get a job, a professional license or taking advantage of numerous other opportunities. Other ramifications include losing your immigration status and being deported if the conviction involves a crime of moral turpitude or an aggravated felony. These are but a few reasons why you need to hire a highly experienced criminal lawyer from Spodek Law Group on your side.