Recent Posts

New Jersey Estate Tax: What You Should Know
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples
The Court Grants Motion to Suppress Good Case For The Defense Bar
Racial Profiling--4th Amendment Injustice related to evidence supporessed
No Crack Reduction for Career Offenders Even if Sentence is Based On the Crack Range


Criminal Law
Current Events
Introduction of Jason Matey's blog
Speedy Trial Defense not triggered after 27 month delay
Wills: The Basics
powered by

My Blog

NJ Shoplifting Offenses Explained

The New Jersey Shoplifting Law is contained at N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. The grade of criminal offense that a shoplifting charge will trigger is contingent upon the value of the merchandise allegedly stolen. In this regard, the statute provides as follows:

  1. It is a Disorderly Persons Offense where the value of the merchandise is $200 or less;
  2. It is a Fourth Degree Crime where the value of the merchandise is between $200 and $500;
  3. It is a Third Degree Crime where the value of the merchandise is between $500 and $75,000; and
  4. It is a Second Degree Crime where the value of the merchandise is in excess of $75,000.

Types of “Shoplifting” under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11
  1. Purposely taking possession of merchandise and attempting to carry it away;
  2. Concealing merchandise for the purpose of depriving the merchant of its value;
  3. Altering labeling in order to manipulate the value of the merchandise; and
  4. Under-ringing the value of merchandise.

Municipal Courts have taken a very strict sentencing approach on shop lifting offenses and, it is my firm opinion, if you have been charged, please contact a lawyer to protect your rights before you become jammed up and are paying high fnes and court costs.  

Jason Charles Matey, LLC
20 S. Main Street, Suite 2A
Lambertville, NJ 08530


5 Comments to NJ Shoplifting Offenses Explained:

Comments RSS
dell inspiron 1370 dvd drive on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:39 PM
Outstanding post! The information you have provided is outstanding. I was searching such type of content since long but finally today my search is over and all thanks to you. Your blog is not only educational but constructive too. Once again appreciation.
Reply to comment

bicycle accident compensation lawyers on Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:59 AM
I was looking for such kind of blog which deals with Attorney Law. Dude, I want to get the legal support through your national network. Thanks a lot for such kind of service. Keep it up.
Reply to comment

motor vehicle accident lawyer on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:16 AM
I am happy that I found your post while searching for informative posts. It is really informative and quality of the content is extraordinary.
Reply to comment

tibet airline on Sunday, May 19, 2013 5:51 PM
Spot on with this write-up, I truly assume this web site needs far more consideration. I'll most likely be again to learn much more, thanks for that info.
Reply to comment

alvario on Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:25 AM
A person essentially help to make seriously posts I would state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I surprised with the research you made to make this particular publish extraordinary. Fantastic job!
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Website Builder
provided by Vistaprint