Experienced Shoplifting Defense Lawyer in Millburn, New Jersey
Handling Shoplifting Cases in Essex County, NJ
Have you been arrested and charged with shoplifting at the Short Hills Mall in Millburn? Do you need an attorney to fight these charges in court? We can help.
Travis Tormey recently represented a client in the Essex County Superior Court on a shoplifting charge. Mr. Tormey’s client was accused of shoplifting from two different stores in the Short Hills Mall in Millburn, New Jersey. She was accused of stealing approximately $2,000 in goods. She had no prior criminal record; however, because she was in this country on a green card, a conviction for a theft offense would most likely lead to her deportation from the country. She was also facing three (3) to five 95) years in NJ State Prison if convicted.
Millburn Shoplifting Defense Attorney Secures Admission into PTI Program
Mr. Tormey was able to convince both the probation department and the prosecutor that his client was a perfect candidate for admission into the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program. PTI is a program for first-time offenders who have never been in trouble with the law before. The program requires the defendant to be placed on probation, complete community service, and remain arrest-free for a period of one year.
As a result of Mr. Tormey’s skillful defense, the defendant in this case has the opportunity to complete the PTI program. Upon successful completion of the PTI program, the charges against her will be dismissed and she will have no criminal record. This will also allow her to remain in the country because her immigration status will be unaffected. Needless to say, this outcome was a major success for the Law Firm.