NJ Shoplifting Fines and Penalties if convicted:
Value of Item(s) $.01 to $200.00: Up to 180 days in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $200.01 to $500.00: Up to 18 Months in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $500.01 to $75,000.00: 3 to 5 Years in Jail, Community Service, and Fine
Value of Item(s) $75,000.00 or Greater: 5 to 10 Years In Jail, Community Service, and Fine
*All Shoplifting and Theft Charges Will Result in a criminal record* which may affect your job, credit rating,
increase the cost of insurance and effect your immigration status.  Help is only a phone call away!
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39 Milltown Road, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816
1028 Route #23 North, Wayne, N.J. 07470
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Fact: Over two thirds of the felons
convicted in State courts were
sentenced to prison or jail.  
Source: U.S. Department of Justice.

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It is not a defense to shoplifting in NJ that you never took the item out of the store: The law on
shoplifting in NJ is so strict that you can be convicted even if you never left the store.  The mere act of concealment
in your clothes, in a bag, or covered mistakenly under a baby stroller or cart has resulted in the actor being
convicted of shoplifting.  The courts have said that a persons state of mind in whether they intended to shoplift is
determined by the resulting and surrounding circumstances not the actors actual thoughts. Many people believe
that if they tell the judge it was a mistake or it was not on purpose they have a defense to shoplifting, not true. The
only time this can be a defense is when a person is diagnosed with a disease such as alzheimer's or dementia.   
Our shoplifting lawyers are trained in knowing when a defense for a New Jersey shoplifting charge is valid and when
a defense is not.  Don't wait until its too late and your in front of the judge and get found guilty of shoplifting.  Let
our experienced New Jersey Shoplifting Lawyers help win your case.  Call 1-800-9-RIGHTS now and get the help
you need to defend your NJ Shoplifting charge.  The sooner you call the more we can do to help.  The biggest
mistake most people make is not hiring an experienced shoplifting lawyer soon enough!
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H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq.
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In 98%* of the cases handled by Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg his clients have avoid or reduced jail time, avoided or
reduced the community service and avoided or reduced the criminal record.
Find out how he can help you eliminate the penalties with your shoplifting charge call 1-800-9-RIGHTS now.
Defenses to Shoplifting that don't work in NJ:
It is not a defense to shoplifting in NJ that the item you took was of little or of almost no
Shoplifting charges in New Jersey have been filed against people stealing a dollar store item.  
However, the more that it is shoplifted the higher the penalties.
No matter how much we Can Help!
Taking a Label or price tag off merchandise in NJ Is considered shoplifting in NJ.  Destruction
of an item from its original condition is shoplifting in New Jersey.  You can do this by making a whole in an item
when taking off a security tag, pulling a tag or label off an item or even opening a sealed boxed item.  Most
stores will wait until you try to leave the store with the item but this is not needed.  But don't give up!  Attorney
Aalsberg does have a 98% success rate of winning, reducing or eliminating the penalties a shoplifting charge
carries.  Call today and set up a free consultation and learn how our shoplifting lawyers can help you!
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If you have been charged with shoplifting in New Jersey you may go to jail, even
on a first offense.  Whether you have taken a dollar store item or a $250.00 piece
of jewelry the penalties you face are the same: jail, community service, probation,
and a fine imposed by the court.  The penalties for shoplifting are severe and will
affect the rest of your life.  Job opportunities once possible will be harder to get,
even traveling to some foreign countries could be barred for life.  This is because
once convicted of a Shoplifting Charge in New Jersey you will have a criminal
record.  A Shoplifting conviction is a public record that anyone can see even
online. Don't let a criminal record ruin you chances of getting that important job,
financial aid for school and even public assistance.  Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg
can help even if you did it!  A proper shoplifting defense in New Jersey will not
just look at what you did but the actions of the store.  But even if the store did
everything correct don't worry!  Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg has a 98% Success
Rate of Winning, Reducing or Eliminating the Penalties for all NJ Shoplifting and
Theft Charges!  The shoplifting lawyer you choose can make a difference,
choose only the Best!
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Court Costs and Fines
Commonly Asked New Jersey Shoplifting Questions and Answers:
Q: Can Your Lawyer help me if I am guilty
of Shoplifting?  
Yes, but the sooner you start
your shoplifting defense, the more chances you
have to get the best result.  The wost thing you can
do is to sit home and think about it or cry.  Every
day you wait to start your defense, the harder it is to
Q: Do I Need A Lawyer For My First Court
Date For My Shoplifting Case ?  
No, you never
need a lawyer to go to court and you can represent
yourself but statistically the people who go to jail the
most are 1) those that represent themselves and 2)
people who use the services of a public defender,
don't become a shoplifting statistic.  Your first court
date is the first time the judge will see you and you
want to make the best impression.  If you want to win
you should have an experienced shoplifting lawyer
with you from day one.  
Q: Can I go to Jail for my first offense of
Shoplifting in NJ?  
Yes, but having the best
shoplifting lawyer will help you reduce this chance.  
Obviously a judge will consider the facts of your
case, such as: whether the shoplifting was
accidental or purposeful, whether you have any
prior criminal record and the amount that was
taken in regards to whether it was one item or
multiple items.  Lastly the judge will look at the type
of item taken.  Obviously some who stole jewelry
will be treated differently than someone who had a
hungry baby at home and stole infant formula.
Q: Can Your Lawyer Keep Me Out of Jail If I
did Shoplift?  
No Attorney by law can guarantee
a result and it is ultimately up to the judge in your
case, but Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg the head of
our firm has a 98%* Success rate of winning,
reducing or eliminating the penalties for a
shoplifting case so his record does speak for itself.  
Our associate or per-diem lawyers do have a lower
success rate but all of them are experienced in
handling shoplifting matters
Q: Do I Need a Lawyer If I Haven't Been
Charged with Shoplifting yet, but I was
stopped at the store:   
 The Answer is it depend
and you should come in to our office and speak with
one of our Shoplifting Lawyers.  For example, If your
shoplifting charge occurred in Woodbridge New
Jersey, Freehold NJ,  Edgewater NJ or Paramus NJ
these police departments commonly will mail you the
shoplifting complaint and may or may not be arrested
at the scene.  This is because these particular courts
have a large number of shoplifting cases and the
police are back logged from 1 to 4 weeks for
non-violent crimes.  Because shoplifting is classified as
non-violent crime, stores in these towns will generally
just tell you that you will receive a court date or notice
in the mail.  BUT don't wait until you get your court
date for your shoplifting charge as this time can be
used to develop the best defense for you.  Call
1-800-9-RIGHTS now to setup your free in office
Top New Jersey Towns with the highest number of  Shoplifringl Charges filed and defended by the lawyers:  Newark, East Brunswick, Milltown, Spotswood, Woodbridge, Lawrence,
Edison, Linden Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, Jersey City, Paramus NJ, Short Hill / Millburn NJ, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Clifton, Clark, Elizabeth, Wayne, Secaucus, Deptford,
Eatontown, Weehawken, Freehold, Princeton, Tinton Falls, Piscataway Township, Willingsboro, Ocean Township, Burlington, Edgewater, Highland Park, Edison, Millburn, Freehold Township,  
Plainsboro, Atlantic City NJ, Woodbridge, Union, Rockaway Township NJ, Piscataway NJ and Wall Township New Jersey

Top NJ County courts for our Shoplifting Defense Lawyers: Middlesex County, Essex County, Union County, Morris County, Monmouth County, Passaic County, Hudson County and Bergen County NJ
H. Scott Aalsbeg, Esq., P.C.  
39 Milltown Road, 2nd Floor, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
1028 Route #23 North, Wayne, NJ 08831
1-800-974-4487 or (732) 257-5040
It is not about
Being Guilty.  It's
About Reasonable Doubt!
Q: How much will I pay in fines for Shoplifting in NJ?  That depends on the amount taken.  For all shoplifting offenses the
penalty/fine is double what the amount taken was or the amount listed below
whichever is greater:
For amounts taken up to $200.00 the fine is up to $1000.00
For amounts taken over $200.00 up to $500.00 the fine is up to $10,000.00
For amounts taken from $500.01 to $75,000.00 the fine is up to $15,000.00
For amounts taken over $75,000.01 the fine is up to $150,000.00
98% Success Rate to
Win - Reduce
or Eliminate the Penalties
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the Awards/Accolades
mentioned herein has been
approved by the Supreme
Court of New Jersey.  
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methodology of each award.
National Academy of Criminal
Defense Attorneys Top Ten Ranking
For All Past NJ Shoplifting Charges Handled
by Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq.
Don't Be Afraid We Can Help.  Sitting home thinking about your case will not change the result only action will.  Unlike other New Jersey Law Firms our office
puts the success rate of Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq. in Shoplifting and Theft charges in writing on the Web 98% to win,  reduce or  eliminate the penalties
faced by his client on the original charge.  Call our office now at 1-800-9-RIGHTS and set up a free in office consultation to discuss your shoplifting charge.  
*Important: Please remember that each shoplifting cases is fact sensitive and certain facts can increase or decrease the penalties listed above.  Additional
penalties may apply.  Past performance is not indicative of future performance and each case is fact sensitive, thus, the need for the in office consultation for our
experienced new jersey shoplifting attorney to evaluate your case.  Information provided either over the phone or over the internet is not considered secured and
may be monitored and recorded by law enforcement thus the need for a free private in office consultation.   All NJ Shoplifting Penalties listed are accurate as of
the time and date of publication and are subject to change at any time without notice. Some towns may charge shoplifting as a township ordinance such as  
Freehold Township or Piscataway Township but other such as Woodbridge, Edgewater, Jersey City, Millburn, Spotswood, Milltown, Cherry Hill do not.  98%
Success Rate in Shoplifting cases of reducing, eliminating or winning the charges is based on past case and may not apply to your charge. At the law office of H.
Scott Aalsberg we are committed to helping you win your Shoplifting charge.  By law no attorney can guarantee you a result, however by choosing the best
attorney you put the best chance on your side of winning your case. H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P.C. Main office address: 39 Milltown Road, 2nd Floor East
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