Frequently Asked Questions about Shoplifting / Theft
Can I travel outside the United States If I have been
convicted of a shoplifting or theft charge? The answer
in many cases is no. Many countries such as Canada, Mexico, and
some European and Asian countries will not allow you to enter
without special waivers and visas which can be difficult or impossible
to obtain. If you are not a United States Citizen or legal resident you
may also not be allowed to return to the United States.
Can I be fired from my job due to a shoplifting or
theft conviction? Answer: Yes. Unless you have an
employment or union contract that states otherwise your employer
can generally terminate you upon learning of your conviction. Most
employment and union contracts however state that any criminal
conviction is grounds for dismissal.
Can an employer discriminate against hiring me if I
am convicted of a shoplifting charge? Answer: Yes. An
employer can generally discriminate and not hire you if you are
convicted of a shoplifting charge. All convictions of criminal offenses
including shoplifting and theft can be viewed for free on the State of
NJ Website: njcourts.judiciary.state.nj.us. Furthermore even an
arrest for Shoplifting in NJ will be noted on your criminal record and
can be placed on the web by the local police.
If my record is expunged, can my conviction for
shoplifting still be used against me? Answer: Yes.
However, the grounds are too long to list in this short answer
section, please see our dedicated web page on expungements.
What if I told the police or admitted to the store that
"I did it" can I still have a lawyer represent me and
win my case: Answer: Yes. Nearly half of our clients admit to
the store or the police that they have shoplifted an item. No matter
what you have told the store or the police we can still help you. You
do have rights just remember your Miranda warnings, but they are
Can one of your shoplifting lawyers help me if I have
court tomorrow? Answer: Yes. But, do not expect the same
result as you probably would have gotten had our attorney had more
time to prepare your case. It is not advisable to wait until the last
minute to hire a lawyer for any criminal case let alone a shoplifting or
theft charge. Obviously, the more time our lawyers have to work on
your case, the better the result. But, we can still help! We
understand that many courts may only give you a few days to hire a
lawyer before mandating your appearance in court. This is because
a shoplifting or theft charge is considered a serious violation and it is
given top priority on the courts calendar. Therefore in most cases
we can give you a same day appointment. The consultation is free
during normal business hours, however special appointments can be
arranged on nights, weekends for $125.00 and holidays for
How much will it cost for representation? The answer
is: it depends! It could be a few thousand, it could be much more; it
will depend on the lawyer you choose, the amount of time your case
needs and the results that you want, whether you were arrested or
simply notified of a pending charge and lastly, whether your case will
be set for trial in superior or municipal court. Our Office offers both
set fees and hourly fees. The question is how much will it cost you if
you do not hire the right shoplifting lawyer and go to jail or get
convicted. The results of your case will be felt for the rest of your
life in the jobs you qualify for, the apartments you may need to rent
and even the places you wish to travel to. That is why its important
to get the best possible result today before its too late!
|WARNING: A lot of information found on the web about Shoplifting also
called Theft is wrong. In many cases the information you will find is
either written by a website developer or is out of date. All information
on our website is continually updated monthly and was last updated
on: May 25, 2017.
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39 Milltown Road, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816
1028 Route #23 North, Wayne, N.J. 07470
1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040
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H. SCOTT AALSBERG, ESQ., P.C.
98% Success Rate of Winning,
Reducing, or Eliminating the Penalties
The Most Asked Question: Can the Lawyer tell me when we meet that he
can "Win" my Shoplifting Case? The answer is No. "Can you win my case" is the
question every shoplifting lawyer is asked. The law is very clear on what the attorney must tell
you. A Lawyer by law cannot tell you the result of your case prior to it being determined by the
court. It is illegal and morally improper for a lawyer to tell you that he will win your case prior to
going to court, and the judge making his or her decision. However, you can ask a lawyer what
is his success rate. Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., has a 98% success rate of winning,
reducing or eliminating the penalties a New Jersey Shoplifting Charge can carry. Although each
shoplifting case is different, and by law an attorney is prohibited from telling you that he will win
your case, our success rate of 98% simply speaks for itself.