Theft Charge Defense Lawyers
For more than 40 years the lawyers at Schneider Freiberger have been defending the rights of those charged with theft offenses throughout all counties of New Jersey, including Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Hudson, Union and Middlesex. Dean Schneider spent more than 13 years as a municipal prosecutor, so he knows how prosecutors think and handle cases, and he uses that knowledge to defend you. We know the local legal landscape, and we can help guide your case through it — working to reduce penalties like jail time or fines and restitution or defeat the charges outright and bring home a not guilty verdict for you. We pride ourselves on our track record of successful defense of our clients.
Know Your Rights — Know the Law
We believe that client education is a crucial component of any criminal defense strategy. In every case, we help clients understand their rights and learn the law so they can make informed decisions about their charges and their future and the best way to preserve their quality of life. We help you fully understand and fight against any theft related charges, including:
- Burglary Charge
- Shoplifting Charges
- Theft by Deception Charges
- Receipt of Stolen Property
- White collar crime
- Criminal mischief
- Underage gambling
We Handle All Types of Theft Charges
Theft, shoplifting and other charges can be handled in either Municipal or Superior court depending on the value of the property and the severity of the offense. More severe criminal charges tend to be handled in Superior Court, while minor charges are typically resolved in Municipal Court. Our attorneys have achieved astonishing results representing clients in both arenas. We are known for fighting hard for our clientele and taking every measure necessary to protect you.
The State determines the degree of the charges based on the value of the stolen property and the amount of force (if any) used in taking the property. For example, a robbery involving assault or the threat of force with a deadly weapon will carry much more severe penalties than a simple burglary or theft by deception case. Penalties for these types offenses will often depend on the existence of a criminal conspiracy as well.