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Charged with a pdp in new jersey , what can be the conviction

Dumont, NJ |

shoplifted $70 worth of stuff from a pathmark, charged with a petty disorderly persons offense, im 18 , good student, on the deans list, and this is my first offense, what can i expect in court? can i get the case dismissed

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  1. I think this question was previously asked and answered. The penalty for shoplifting in New Jersey is a Disorderly Persons Offense and carries with it the maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.

    Here is the link to the shoplifting statute: http://law.onecle.com/new-jersey/2c-the-new-jersey-code-of-criminal-justice/20-11.html

    Here is the link to the penalties based on the nature of the offense: http://law.onecle.com/new-jersey/2c-the-new-jersey-code-of-criminal-justice/43-3.html

    http://law.onecle.com/new-jersey/2c-the-new-jersey-code-of-criminal-justice/43-6.html

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  2. You are looking at up to 6 months in jail and 1,000 fine. WIth what you have posted, we can probably plead you down to something much more palatable. Kindly call for a free consult. 973 567 0954

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  3. Again shoplifting is not a PDP it is a DP. On a first offense you are talking a fine and if shoplifting mandatory community service. A PDP has a $500 fine max a DP $1000, figure $250-$500. It is very difficult to get the case dismissed if they have the proofs. Stealing is against the law and cost everyone lots, it increases the costs for items. They rarely dismiss. A PDP or DP can be expunged in 5 years. An ordinance in 2. But lately the prosecutors rarely reduce to an ordinance.

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