Some1 I knw has been sent a summons to appear in MC for Theft of over 1k$. What is the procedure?

Asked 12 months ago - East Hanover, NJ

This is there 2nd time - 1st case was disposed and fines paid in the South.
They cannot afford a lawyer out of pocket this time around.

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  1. Garrett Michael Fruchtman

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    Answered . If the theft is really for over $1000 your friend likely will have to appear in the Municipal Court. At that point since the amount alleged to be stolen is over $1000 the case will likely be transferred to the Superior Court for the Prosecutor to review if the case should be indicted or should be remanded back to Municipal Court. If he can not afford a lawyer he can apply for the Public Defender to represent him.

    If your friend would like to speak further please have him contact me.

  2. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . Repeat question. See my other answer.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more
  3. Eric M. Mark

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    Answered . The process is to get a lawyer. Private lawyer would be best. If not, a public defender. On a second offense at that value, courts are not going to be lenient.

  4. Mark M Cheser

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    Answered . See your other post. The PD is available.

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