You are talking apples and oranges. The court notice is for a disorderly person's offense of shoplifting. That is criminal in nature (but not a crime if under $200) and heard at Elizabeth Municipal Court. The civic demand is civil in nature and is in lieu of a suit. I doubt they will sue you for that little so payment for the demand may not be necessary. But it can be used to try to get a dismissal. An attorney can do this much better than you can yourself. Judge Marshall is a good guy and Ashton Thomas is a reasonable prosecutor. I suggest an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call my office with more information.Ask a similar question
You should hire an attorney to get this taken care of. You don't want to have shoplifting on your record. An attorney would likely be able to get it reduced to a non criminal violation.
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