Charged with Shoplifting in Edison
One of the ways a person can get charged with shoplifting in Edison is by possessing an anti-shoplifting device in a place that sells merchandise. For example, consider a recent shoplifting case in Union County in which two women were charged with shoplifting for possession of an anti-shoplifting device. The two women entered a drug store carrying a large plastic bag lined with metal foil to prevent the security sensors from detecting the bag's contents. When a store employee approached the women, they dropped the bag and ran to the parking lot where they hid. They did not actually steal anything, but they were charged with shoplifting in Edison because they possessed an anti-shoplifting device where merchandise is sold. If you have been arrested for shoplifting in Edison, I am Anthony N. Palumbo, criminal defense lawyer at the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud and my staff and I are ready to build a powerful defense against your Union County shoplifting charge. Contact me for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118. The law offices of Palumbo & Renaud are located throughout New Jersey including Union County, Essex County and Ocean County.
Possession of a Shoplifting Device in Union County
The legal name for this method of shoplifting is possession of an anti-shoplifting countermeasure device. There are many different devices that may constitute an anti-shoplifting device. For example, another device that could lead to shoplifting charges in Union County is one that removes sensors from items or alters the bar codes on price tags. The resulting charge for possession of one of these devices is a disorderly persons offense which carries penalties of up to 6 months in prison and $1,000 in fines. To learn more about possession of an anti-shoplifting device or the charges that result from shoplifting, please visit my shoplifting homepage.
NJ Shoplifting Defense Attorney
As a former Union County Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor, a current public defender and a criminal defense lawyer, I have defeated countless shoplifting charges for individuals throughout New Jersey. I have strong relationships with the local officials, prosecutors, and judges in Union County and even in the most difficult cases I am almost always able to negotiate extremely favorable outcomes for my clients. I have a trusted reputation throughout the community, and when I advocate on behalf of my clients, my requests for a reduced or dismissed charge are taken seriously. Contact me today at 1-866-664-8118 for a Free Initial Consultation by phone or in person whichever is most convenient.