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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

Morris County

NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers


Our team of skilled attorneys includes former County and Municipal Prosecutors with over 200 years combined experience and is available to assist you immediately.

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Theft & Fraud

Morristown NJ Theft & Fraud Defense Lawyer

Burglary Lawyers in Morris County New Jersey If you are reading this page, it is likely that you were arrested or charged with a theft charge of some kind in Morris County.  “Theft” is essentially a term of art that describes not one offense but an array of offenses involving some form of taking or stealing the property of another. The common thread of all of theft offenses is the intent to deprive an owner of his/her property without compensation. Needless to say, a conviction for one of these crimes not only has the potential for serious penalties but also tends to establish that someone is dishonest and has a character that is less than appealing. You therefore cannot afford to take a theft charge lightly and should definitely seek the best representation available. The attorneys at our Morristown firm includes former prosecutors that know all the angles necessary to avoid the negative ramifications of a conviction. Our team of Morris County, New Jersey theft by deception lawyers has been representing Defendant’s charged with various theft related offenses in towns like Parsippany Troy Hills, Roxbury, Dover, Denville and Boonton for over fifteen years. If you would like to set up a consultation with any one of our eight Morris County NJ criminal defense lawyers, please contact our Morristown office at 973-309-7050. Our attorneys can be reached 24/7 and as always, our initial consultations are always free.  We can offer you skilled defense to the following Superior Court and Municipal Court offenses:

As stated previously, all of theft charges involve some level of dishonesty or active taking of another’s property.  First degree theft offenses are the most serious as they involve a combination of both theft and violence. Carjacking falls within this grade and can result in thirty years in prison and a fine of $200,000. The largest block of theft charges fall within the grade of a third degree crime. These are felony offenses that carry up to five (5) years in prison and a fine as high as $15,000. Second degree crimes are more serious and include offenses like strong arm robbery and home invasion varieties of burglary. There is a presumption that you will go to prison if you are convicted of a second degree theft, between 5 and 10 years, and be subject to a fine of up to $150,000. And even a disorderly persons offense in municipal court will result in a criminal record that will follow you around for years.

Parsippany Theft Offense Attorneys

The point of saying all of this is not to scare you, but to point to the fact that every theft, big and small, involves the potential to significantly affect your life. Beyond what the court may impose at the time of sentencing, employers and anyone else that performs a background check will discover that there may be reason to question your honesty and trust you. For this reason, you need the most competent and dedicated attorney at your side that you can find. Our firm can provide you with a team of eight criminal defense attorneys with over 200 years of collective experience defending against theft crimes in and around Morris County. We are prepared to fight for you and make sure that the very best outcome is achieved on your behalf. Call us anytime 24/7 for immediate assistance.