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Theft by Extortion

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Florence NJ Theft by Extortion Lawyers

If you have been wrapped up in a Theft by Extortion accusation or arrest, it is crucial that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Theft by Extortion charges are incredibly serious and carry a presumption of incarceration up to ten (10) years. This is not including any other penalties you may be facing for additional charges. Moreover, the County Prosecutor may move for your pretrial detention without bail based on your Second Degree Theft By Extortion charges. If this happens the judge decides to detain you, then you will be held at the Burlington County Jail during the entire pendency of your case. You should contact a NJ Detention Hearing Attorney to fight any pretrial detention motion filed by the prosecutor’s office. For an immediate and complimentary consultation with a Burlington County Theft by Extortion Attorney today, please call (609) 850-8284.

Proetta, Oliver & Fay is a criminal defense law firm that represents and defends individuals throughout New Jersey. If you have been arrested and detained on criminal charges for Theft by Extortion, Aggravated Assault, Shoplifting, Burglary, Theft of Property, Criminal Mischief, Credit Card Fraud or Receiving Stolen Property, please contact our office. We understand that every case requires a unique and particularized approach as no two defendants are the same. For that reason, we approach every case without judgement or bias. If you would like to speak with an attorney today regarding your case in Evesham, Burlington Township, Mount Laurel, Mount Holly, Pemberton, Bordentown, Florence, Willingboro, Beverly, Moorestown, Cinnaminson or Maple Shade, please call (609) 850-8284.

Theft by Extortion Attorneys in Evesham NJ

What is Theft by Extortion? What are the elements of this crime? Well, for a comprehensive explanation on the criminal offense “Theft by Extortion”, look no further than N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5. However, for a more straightforward analysis of this theft offense, this explanation should help. Essentially, Theft by Extortion occurs when an individual acquires the property of another through some form of an extortion. As you may have gathered, the key to any of these cases is “was there a form of extortion involved?” Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-5, the court may consider the following acts as “extortion” in a Theft by Extortion case: 

Can I Go to Jail for a Theft by Extortion in Burlington County NJ?

Most clients first concern about their criminal charges involve the question “Will I Go to Jail?” The answer is typically fact-specific. First time offenders may be able to avoid incarceration for criminal offenses that do not involve mandatory imprisonment. Even better, certain first time offenders may be eligible for diversionary programs like Pretrial Intervention (PTI) and avoid a conviction altogether. However, every case is different. For Second Degree Theft by Extortion charges, you are facing between five (5) and ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison, a $150,000 fine and a felony criminal record. Depending upon the nature of your charges and the facts of you case, the term of imprisonment may avoidable. To learn more about the criminal penalties for Theft by Extortion, please contact our office. 

Moorestown NJ Theft by Extortion Lawyers

The Burlington County Criminal Lawyers at Proetta, Oliver & Fay have handled thousands of criminal cases throughout their careers. We understand the intricacies involved in each criminal case and can help identify weaknesses may exist int he State’s case. Firm Partner, William C. Fay, Esq., is a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General. Having spent part of his career investigating and prosecuting cases with the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Fay is well-prepared to represent you in your matter. Do not let one momentary lapse in judgement result in a permanent criminal record. With you freedom possibly at stake, it is imperative that you obtain experienced legal representation. For an immediate and complimentary consultation with Mr. Fay, please dial (609) 850-8284. We can be reached day and night for your convenience, please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns. 

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Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Jersey City, Edison, Middletown, Cranford, Burlington, and Hamilton. All major credit cards are accepted.

Burlington Office

525 Highway 73,
Suite 104, Marlton,
New Jersey 08053
Phone: 609-850-8284
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Hamilton Office

100 Horizon Center
Boulevard, Hamilton,
New Jersey, 08691
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Point Pleasant Office

3828 River Road,
Suite A, Point Pleasant,
New Jersey 08742
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Middletown Office

180 Kings Highway,
Middletown Township,
New Jersey 07748
By Appointment Only