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Atlantic City Theft, Property, & Shoplifting Defense Lawyer – Atlantic & Cape May County

Have You Been Charged with Theft of Money or Property?

Have you been accused of stealing someone else’s money or property? If so, you may find yourself charged with theft or another property crime. If you are convicted, you could face serious consequences, including jail time, fines and probation as well as a criminal record.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City theft charges defense attorney representing clients throughout South Jersey. If you have been charged with any type of theft crime, don’t hesitate to contact me at 609-390-4600 for a free consultation. I have offices in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Aggressively Defending You Against Accusations of Stealing

In New Jersey, most property crimes come under the heading of theft. State law defines several different types of theft, including unlawful taking, theft by deception, theft by extortion and theft of services. The following are some major categories of theft and property crimes:

  • Shoplifting: Theft from a retail store is one of the most common property crimes and can carry serious consequences, especially for someone with a prior record.
  • Burglary: If you have been accused of invading a home or car for the purposes of committing theft or any other crime, you could be charged with burglary.
  • White collar crimes: Charges such as fraud, embezzlement, and forgery may be considered types of theft or may be brought in conjunction with theft charges.

If you have been charged with theft, you could be facing major penalties, depending on the value of the money or property you are accused of stealing. Certain types of theft — such as theft of automobiles, illegal drugs, and government benefits — carry particularly high penalties.

I have 30 years of criminal law experience and am a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. If you have been arrested for theft, you can count on me to provide an aggressive defense. Call me today to discuss your case at 609-390-4600.

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