Helping Fight Back Against Allegations Of Theft

You may face many different types of property offenses that could be broadly grouped as theft offenses. But the charge you face is always a specific one under New Jersey law. To convict you, the prosecution needs to show that the elements of the particular offense are present.

At The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf, we are committed to helping you fight back against any theft allegation. Attorney Schlendorf uses his experience as a former prosecutor to identify and execute ways to resolve your case as favorably as possible under the given facts. From our office in Toms River, we serve clients throughout New Jersey.

What Exactly Have You Been Charged With?

Each type of theft charge poses its own particular challenges. These offenses include:

  • Embezzlement: Accountants and others who rightfully have control over an organization's financial operations may be accused of taking or converting money or assets to their own purposes as well as wire fraud and money laundering.
  • Theft offenses: New Jersey statutes use the term "theft" for stealing, rather than the common law term "larceny." The gradation of the offenses ranges from petty theft (such as shoplifting) to grand theft (vehicles) and theft of trade secrets.
  • Burglary/robbery: Burglary involves entering a building with intent to commit a felony. Robbery or armed robbery involves taking property from someone by force.
  • Credit card fraud: Using a credit or debit card fraudulently to make purchases or withdraw funds from a bank is made possible by unauthorized access and use of others personal information. This may include card numbers, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.
  • Identity theft: Like credit card theft, identity theft involves misuse of personal information to take tax refunds, set up bogus accounts or conduct other fraudulent transactions.

Pushing Back Against The Charges

Having an experienced lawyer on your side early in the legal process is critical when it comes to pushing back against theft allegations. Even if you have not yet been charged, but suspect you are being investigated, it makes sense to consult with a knowledgeable defense attorney. It may be possible to intervene early, before the machinery of justice starts spinning too fast.

Attorney Schlendorf is both knowledgeable and experienced ― and this includes lots of trial experience. In his career as an assistant prosecutor in Cape May and Ocean counties, Mr. Schlendorf handled thousands of criminal cases and appeared in more than 70 felony trials. This is a level of experience that few other attorneys can match.

Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation Today

Depending on the specific theft charges, you could be facing prison time and a significant criminal record that will harm your employment prospects for years to come. Contact our offices today for your FREE initial consultation. You can reach us online or by phone at 866-895-9668.