Blog Posts - Shoplifting

Everything you need to know about juvenile shoplifting charges

Has your child been charged with shoplifting? New Jersey has strict juvenile shoplifting laws, and depending on the value of the goods stolen, your child could be facing time in a juvenile detention facility. The New Jersey juvenile justice system is complex and different from the adult criminal justice system. However,...

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What is tag switching?

There are many types of retail theft. Most shoplifting simply involves concealing an item and trying to leave the store without pay. It’s a very simple act that is often caught on camera or by alarm systems.As such, there has been the rise of a practice known as tag switching....

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Retail fraud or shoplifting is more than a teenage mistake

Shoplifting is one of the more common criminal forms of teenage rebellion. Young adults will pocket something on impulse while at a store or even grab something and take off running because they assume they won’t get caught. Despite the flippant attitude that young adults and even their parents may...

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What if your teen is arrested for shoplifting?

Your daughter was at the mall with her friends. The plan was for you to catch up with her at 5:00 p.m. and take her to dinner. At 3:30 p.m., your phone rings. When you answer, a security officer from the mall tells you that your daughter has been detained...

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Retail Theft Charges: What Do I Do?

Shoplifting is a serious offense. It is not a prank or a cheap thrill, and it could get you in deep trouble. In many cases, even an honest mistake can spell trouble when an unmoved shopkeeper decides to press charges. What Constitutes Retail Theft? Retail theft, commonly referred to as...

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