The New Jersey Criminal Code identifies over 50 crimes as theft or fraud offenses. Basically, if the act you are accused of involves the transfer of property without permission or through coercion or fraud, you will likely be facing some type of theft or fraud charge. A conviction can carry some hefty penalties, from costly fines to prison time. Additionally, a theft charge on your record can wreak havoc with your reputation, affecting employment opportunities and advancement, educational pursuits, your standing in the community and so much more. If you are dealing with this situation in Camden, let the criminal defense attorneys of JFM Criminal Defense Firm come to your aid. We will work tirelessly to turn things around and protect your future.
Theft & Fraud Law in Camden County, New Jersey
The degree and manner of offense for theft and fraud is tied largely to the monetary value of the stolen property or service, though other factors can contribute as well. Most theft charges are second, third or fourth degree offenses. When the value is less than $200, the charge is a disorderly persons offense. A fourth degree offense is charged for stolen value between $200 and $500. A third degree offense applies for values between $500 and $75,000. And you would be facing a second degree offense if you steal over $75,000 in value. A comprehensive list of theft and fraud charges would be lengthy indeed, but the following violations are a few of the more common offenses in Camden, New Jersey.
- Theft of Services
- Theft by Deception
- Theft of Movable Property
- Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
- Theft by Extortion
- Computer Theft
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Insurance Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
About JFM Criminal Defense Firm
Facing theft and fraud charges in Camden on your own is a bad idea. At JFM Criminal Defense Firm, our seasoned criminal defense attorneys have significant experience defending against criminal charges, including theft and fraud offenses of all degrees. We have former county and municipal prosecutors on our legal team, applying their pertinent and insightful knowledge to help strategize more effectively.
Call (856) 662-8300 to aggressively fight your Camden theft and fraud charges. At JFM Criminal Defense Firm we are dedicated to a vigorous defense for every client. Set up an initial free consultation in one of our conveniently located offices today.