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Westfield Plaza Shoplifting Lawyers

Penalties for Shoplifting at Westfield Garden State Plaza

Felony Degree

Prison & Fines

Examples

Second-Degree

2nd-degree felony charges carry 5-10 yrs in prison.
These charges can often be “downgraded” to 3rd or 4th-degree crimes.

Shoplifting merchandise in excess of $75,000

Third-Degree

3rd-degree felony charges carry 3-5 years.
You have a good shot at PTI if you are charged with 3rd-degree.

Shoplifting items valued between $500 to $75,000 

Fourth-Degree

4th-degree felony charges carry up to 18 months in jail. But if you have a really good lawyer, he may be able to your case “remanded” to a lower court. In this way, you will be out of “felony” danger.

Shoplifting items valued between $200 to $500.

Disorderly Persons

Up to six months in jail & up to a $1,000- fine.

Shoplifting items valued up to $200

A westfield Plaza shoplifting conviction will stay on your record

A felony shoplifting conviction will stay on your record for ten years.

A misdemeanor shoplifting conviction will stay on your record for five years.

A westfield Plaza shoplifting conviction has immigration consequences

If you have been arrested & convicted of Shoplifting at Westfield Plaza and you are NOT a United States Citizen, you may get deported.

Shoplifting convictions are considered “Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude” for immigration purposes.

This type of criminal conviction speaks about your “dishonesty” & moral integrity. The United States Immigration Service (USCIS) takes shoplifting convictions very seriously.

westfield Plaza shoplifting Occurs most at the following retailers:

Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus invest millions of dollars each year in “loss prevention”. The items sold in these two giant retailers are considered “high-ticket” items. 

Think of loss prevention officers as private security guards. These teams use extremely sophisticated surveillance equipment to zoom in on “suspicious” visitors. If you are caught in the act of “shoplifting”, you will be detained and questioned.

It is important to remember that anything you say can be used against you. The Paramus Police department will be notified to effectuate your arrest.

important tip: Be Patient! You will Get Your Day in Court

Remember, when you talk to a police officer, everything you say can & will be used against you.
Do not try to explain your story to a police officer. There is always time for that.
If you make a mistake while you are telling your story to a police officer, this becomes evidence against you.
Be patient and hire a Westfield Plaza Shoplifting lawyer to help you with your criminal case.

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About the Author

Attorney Alan G. Peyrouton

Attorney At Law

Mr. Peyrouton is a Criminal Defense Attorney located in Hackensak, NJ.

His articles in the areas of Criminal Law have been published in The New Jersey Law Journal.

He is a distinguished author, trial attorney, and has had the privilege of arguing before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Peyrouton was a world-class, competitive tennis player.

He is perfectly fluent in Spanish.