If you are convicted of a theft crime, you may be facing time in jail or prison, extensive fines, community service, restitution to the victim, and have a permanent criminal record. Even a seemingly minor charge like shoplifting can have serious consequences on your future including mandatory jail time. It is important to hire a Passaic County theft crimes defense attorney to help you fight against these charges, no matter how severe or trivial you may think they are. An experienced lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case - and your future.
The degree of theft depends on the monetary value of goods stolen:
Have our Passaic County criminal defense attorney will review your charges for free.
In general, the higher the value of goods stolen, and whether there are aggravating circumstances involved, the higher the penalties. If your theft involves assault/aggravated assault, you may be looking at higher chargers of robberyand fines, and longer jail or prison time.
Our lawyer can review your charges and help you explore possible defenses. We work hard to analyze the evidence and facts in order to find ways to get your charges dropped or reduced. As a skilled litigator, our attorney can also take your case to court if he believes it will yield a better outcome.
A practicing attorney since 1983, Terence M. Scott has served as an Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor in both the Juvenile and adult trial sections prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. He utilizes his inside knowledge and understanding of both sides of the court when fighting for his clients. Having a former prosecutor can be an advantage to your case - we know how the courts work, we know the key players, and we know how to prepare an effective defense.
If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a theft crime in Passaic, Bergen County, or Morris County, we can help. Take a moment to discuss your charges with us and learn your rights. We can provide you with an honest assessment of how you can move forward and ways to protect your future.
You can reach our firm 24/7 by calling us at (973) 828-0711.
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