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New Jersey Package Theft Attorney 

Skilled New Jersey Package Theft Attorney Aggressively Fighting to Protect the Rights of Those Accused of Package Theft in Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Throughout South Jersey 

Taking another person’s property is known as theft. In New Jersey, the penalty for theft is dependent on the value of the items stolen. While package theft is a type of theft, its punishment is not dependent on the value of the package stolen. New Jersey laws regarding the theft of delivered packages are quite stringent and the punishments severe. The theft of packages is now a third degree felony which is punishable by 3 to 5 years imprisonment or/and a fine of up to $15,000. The elevation of this type of theft to felony status was done in order to crack down on what are colloquially called “porch pirates.” With so much at stake, you can’t afford to take chances with your freedom. You’ll need an experienced New Jersey package theft attorney to guide and defend you. 

The attorneys at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC are seasoned professionals. Our firm has successfully defended many people falsely accused of stealing packages. Our years of experience, in-depth knowledge of New Jersey law, and skills in negotiation and building defenses will ensure you get the best possible outcome from your case. We will fight tirelessly to defend your rights and freedom. 

Contact us now to schedule an appointment for a consultation with an attorney from our law firm. 

New Jersey Package Theft Amended 

As more people begin to shop online, there has been an increase in incidents involving the theft of delivered packages. Until 2019, the porch thefts were punishable as disorderly persons offenses. A porch pirate would be charged with a misdemeanor for the theft of a package. These so-called porch pirates received punishments that were dependent on the value of the packages stolen. However, with the current amendment, the punishment for stealing a delivered package is no longer dependent on the value of the package. 

With the amendment, stealing a delivered package is now a third-degree felony. This means that the punishment for this crime is set by law and does not depend on the value of the theft. The crime is now punishable by 3 to 5 years of imprisonment. The porch pirate may also be required to pay a fine of up to $15,000. 

How an Experienced New Jersey Package Theft Attorney from Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC can Help 

Package theft is a serious crime in New Jersey. Not only is the punishment for this type of theft severe in New Jersey but a conviction could result in life-long consequences due to your criminal record. The attorneys at Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC are committed to providing those accused of stealing delivered packages with the best possible defense. We will fight to protect your freedom and rights. 

There are several ways that an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey package theft attorney from Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC can help with your case. 

  • Investigate and build your defense 

Our law firm has helped many people accused of theft avoid conviction or have their charges reduced. We will investigate your case and build a strong defense on your behalf. We will use all our available resources to gather evidence and craft an effective defense. 

  • Find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case 

In order to get a conviction, the prosecution must prove that you took someone else’s property without their permission. They must prove this beyond a reasonable doubt. Our seasoned attorneys will poke holes in their case to show that you did not steal the package. For example, you may have been keeping the package for your neighbor as they were out of town.

  • Negotiate on your behalf

Our attorneys are skilled at negotiations. We will negotiate with the prosecution to get the charges or penalties reduced. You can rely on our skills and experience to get the best outcome for your case. 

Consult with a New Jersey Package Theft Attorney from Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC and Start Building Your Defense 

New Jersey Package Theft Attorney

Have you been charged with package theft? A conviction can have long-term consequences in your life. The punishment for theft of delivered packages in New Jersey can be severe. It is critical that you seek the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible. 

Contact Aydelotte & Scardella Law LLC to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable New Jersey package theft attorney. The lawyers at our firm understand the consequences of a conviction for the theft of delivered packages. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to protect your rights and freedom. Our attorneys will review your case and develop an effective strategy for your defense. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Package Theft in New Jersey

Is stealing packages a felony in New Jersey?

Package theft was elevated to a third-degree felony. This felony is now punishable by a fine of up to $15,000 and/or imprisonment of between 3 and 5 years. Unlike other forms of theft for which the punishment is determined by the value of the items stolen, the value of the package stolen has no bearing on the punishment. The punishment for stealing packages is set by law.

I have been charged with package theft. Will I need a lawyer?

Yes. It is advisable to seek professional legal representation. Stealing a delivered package in New Jersey is a crime that is taken seriously. A conviction could attract severe punishment. You will also have a criminal record that will make it difficult to secure employment, limit your options for housing, and even affect your custody rights if you have children. It is vital to seek the assistance of a New Jersey package theft attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will defend you and work to get the charges dismissed or reduced. Hiring an attorney will help to improve the outcome of your case.

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