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The Attorney You Need When Facing Theft Charges

Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law, offers comprehensive criminal defense services, including defense against theft-related charges. Attorney Michael Beatrice has over 40 years of criminal law experience, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. His in-depth knowledge of the law ensures that you will have as many options as possible for defending against the charges or otherwise resolving them favorably.

What Have You Been Charged With?

Attorney Beatrice is ready to help you defend your rights and freedoms against any type of theft charge, including those related to:

  •  Shoplifting
  • Larceny and grand larceny
  • Auto theft
  • Theft by deception (fraud, scams and identity theft)
  • Theft of services
  • Theft by extortion
  • Knowingly receiving stolen property

The terms theft and larceny can be used interchangeably. Every state classifies theft offenses a little differently. In New Jersey, theft crimes are generally classified by the value of the property stolen and how it was stolen.

Don’t Underestimate The Consequences Of Theft Charges

Obviously, stealing property worth a lot of money will lead to more serious criminal charges and sentencing guidelines. But even offenses like shoplifting often carry criminal and noncriminal penalties that may surprise defendants.

For instance, a first shoplifting conviction may not carry much (if any) jail time, but the fines associated with it will far exceed the value of the merchandise stolen. Moreover, a conviction for any theft offense results in a criminal record, which could make it difficult or even impossible to secure a job and desirable housing. Young adults convicted of a theft offense could jeopardize their acceptance to college or their access to student loans.

Even if the offense seems minor, you owe it to yourself and your future to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Michael J. Beatrice.

Take Advantage Of A Free Initial Consultation

Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law, is located in Mahwah and serves clients throughout northeastern New Jersey. The firm offers free initial consultations to prospective criminal defense clients. To schedule yours, simply call 201-897-3570 or fill out the firm’s online contact form.