Bergen County Theft & Fraud Lawyers
The applicable penalties for a conviction of a theft or fraud offense in New Jersey can be severe. A Defendant convicted of a theft and/or fraud offense in Bergen County could face anywhere as little as six (6) months in the Bergen County Jail all the way up to twenty (20) years in a State Prison. In addition, a Defendant not only faces a potentially high fine but a criminal record as well. On top of that, a Defendant will also face rather significant collateral consequences as well, including potentially extreme difficulty in finding meaningful employment. The severity of the penalties is usually is determined by both the amount of money and/or property that was taken and whether or not force was used to commit the offense. If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft or fraud crime in Bergen County it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your rights and possible defenses.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been representing individuals charged with various theft crimes throughout Bergen County for years. With eight former prosecutors on staff, our firm possess the unique quality of being able to understand exactly how the state plans to prosecute their case against you. That allows our team an advantage when it comes to creating a defense. If you or someone you know has been charged with a theft or fraud crime in towns like Hackensack, Garfield, North Arlington, Fort Lee, Paramus, Lodi, or anywhere else in Bergen County, we can help. If you have any further questions regarding your theft or fraud charges please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County offices to speak to one of our experienced criminal trial attorneys. We are available around the clock to help assist in any way that we can. We can be reached directly at 201.201.0086. Now here is a list of some of the most common theft related crimes charged in Bergen County.
Commonly Charged Theft / Fraud Offenses:
- Theft by Unlawful Taking
- Theft by Deception
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Bad Checks
- Credit Card Theft
- Check Fraud
- Fraudulent use of a Credit Card
- Fake Id
- Money Laundering
- Tampering with Public Records
- Accomplice Liability
- False Swearing
- Filing a False Police Report
Theft Charges in Hackensack NJ
As stated earlier, the severity of the crimes listed above are determined typically by the value of the items taken and whether or not force was used. Here is a quick breakdown of the degrees for most theft offenses:
- Disorderly Persons Offense = The value of the property taken was less than $200
- Fourth Degree Felony = The value of the property taken was more than $200 but less than $500
- Third Degree Felony = The value of the property taken was more than $500 but less than $75,000
- Second Degree Felony = The value of the property taken was more than $75,000
The breakdown in the degrees above does not include offenses like burglary, robbery or carjacking. As the dollar amount of those offenses is irrelevant. Different factors will dictate what degree of those offenses a Defendant is charged with. For a complete breakdown, please click the above links.
Experienced Bergen County Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 200 years of combined experience defending individuals charged with theft offenses in Bergen County. We serve all of Bergen County including towns like Paramus, Hackensack, Fort Lee, Mahwah, Ramsey, Upper Saddle River, Edgewater, Teaneck, Garfield, Bogota and Fair Lawn. It is important to speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney about your potential defenses immediately as pertinent evidence may dissipate quickly, i.e. surveillance videos. If you have any further questions regarding your pending charges please contact our Bergen County office for a free initial consultation. Mr. Oliver heads up our Hackensack Office and is available at 201.201.0086 to discuss your case now. As always our initial consultations are always free.