Criminal charges can be scary, confusing, and complex. Sometimes it is hard to understand your charges and the associated consequences. Because of this, if you are charged with shoplifting, assault, or disorderly conduct, you need a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin. His experience is defending those with criminal charges. Here is more information about these three charges.
Contact a New Jersey Attorney For Shoplifting Charges
Shoplifting in New Jersey is illegal. The associated consequences typically depend on the stolen item’s value. In addition,the charge also varies from a disorderly person’s offense to a second-degree felony. Removing items from the store, concealing merchandise, and altering labels are all grounds for getting a shoplifting charge. Due to the large range of penalties, a shoplifting charge can be confusing. Because of this, you should get a New Jersey attorney to defend you and help you through the process.
There are two categories of assault. The most basic definition is that assault is purposely attempting to hurt someone else. The first is simple assault. This is the lesser of the two offenses. However, aggravated assault is more serious. If children were involved then aggravated assault can be charged. Charges can also stem from whether a weapon like a shotgun was used, or if any emergency medical services were provided. However, if you assaulted someone in self-defense, an attorney can defend you and hopefully get the charges dismissed.
Disorderly conduct is a broad term that covers many different situations. Some of these are fighting or damaging public property. In addition, using loud or obnoxious language, and loitering are disorderly. As a result, penalties include a criminal record, jail time, and fines. An attorney can help many people reduce their disorderly conduct charges.
Finding a New Jersey Attorney
Just because you received a criminal charge does not mean that your penalties are set in stone. In many cases, a New Jersey attorney such as Leon Matchin can have the charges reduced or dropped. Because of this, if you find yourself in a situation where you have received a criminal charge, call Leon Matchin at 732-887-2479 or contact him via email at [email protected].