The Law Offices of Qadeer & Sheikh represent individuals that are facing shoplifting charges. Several of our clients are well-aware that our office also practices immigration and we are able to let the prosecutor and court know about the potential consequences if you are a permanent resident or visa holder. For immigration purposes, it is considered a crime of moral turpitude. We are one of the few firms in New Jersey that practice municipal/criminal and immigration as well.
Shoplifting is defined under New Jersey Statutes2C:20-11 (Shoplifting). Our office has successfully represented a number of clients who have faced shoplifting charges. It is possible to obtain dismissals or a less harsh sentence such as a conditional discharge, but it completely depends on the facts of your case and how much the establishment wants to pursue the charges against you. There are numerous websites out there that discuss the statute, but the best thing you can do is visit an attorney who can guide you accordingly. It is important to note that New Jersey takes shoplifting very seriously.
For more information, please schedule a consultation with our office. Every case is unique and based on the facts of your situation, we can determine how best to guide you.