The Difference Between Grand Theft Auto and Joyriding

Posted March 29th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Your best friend just bought one sweet ride. You have been itching to go for a ride but your friend is waiting for nicer weather before taking it out on the open road. One day, she asks you to house-sit for her while she goes on vacation and you agree. While she’s out of town, you […]

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Question for Attorney Carbone: Can I Still be Arrested for Shoplifting?

Posted January 16th, 2017 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Question: A friend of mine dared me to go to Walmart and shoplift an item. I was able to steal a $50 item and left the store. Now I’m afraid they’re going to come after me. Could the store charge me with shoplifting even though I wasn’t caught? And if I go back to the […]

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Questions for Attorney Carbone: Our Son Stole From Us! Can We Have Him Arrested?

Posted December 19th, 2016 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Question: My wife and I have been worried about our son for months now. It’s obvious that he’s on drugs. We’ve tried to help him any way we can and have even offered to take him to rehab, but nothing seems to get through. He has no job we’ve been wondering how he’s getting the […]

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Why Shoplifting is a Serious Crime

Posted May 20th, 2016 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

Many think that shoplifting isn’t much of a crime. But as you’ll soon see, the punishment you receive should make you pause before stealing that wanted item. Here’s a scenario: You and your friend are shopping at an expensive jewelry store when a beautiful diamond bracelet catches your eye. The price tag says $700, money […]

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What Happens When You Are Accused of Theft in New Jersey?

Posted November 4th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

We all like to be bad once in a while, some of us more than others. Whereas your version of being bad may be cheating on your diet, someone else’s thrill is taking something that doesn’t belong to them. But that thrill fades away quickly when you get caught in the act. Let’s say you were […]

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What are the Penalties for Shoplifting?

Posted March 12th, 2015 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You have managed to get away with it in the past, and you figure there is no harm in trying again.  Perhaps you just slipped that perfume bottle in your purse because the checkout line was too long.  The fact remains that there are penalties for shoplifting.  In fact, depending on the price tag of […]

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Don’t Take a Shoplifting Charge Lightly

Posted September 17th, 2014 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You may think shoplifting is a minor crime. And who is going to notice stealing one small item, especially since the store is filled with the same item. Although shoplifting might not carry the same punishments as a crime like assault and battery, it is still a crime and you can still expect to face […]

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Got Caught Shoplifting…Now What?

Posted December 19th, 2013 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

You really like that blouse. It’s perfect, and after trying it on, it looks perfect on you. But the price is just a bit out of your price range. But hey, it’s the holiday season and the store is packed. Surely, no one is going to notice if you just slip out of the store […]

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