In New Jersey, the penalties for receiving stolen property are related to the value of the stolen property that was received:
- Disorderly Persons Offense. If the property value is less than $200 you can be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to up to 6 months of imprisonment.
- 4th Degree Offense. If the property value is between $200 and $500 you can be fined up to $10,000 and be sentenced for up to 18 months of imprisonment.
- 3rd Degree Offense. If the property value is over $500 but less than &75,000 you can be fined up to $15,000 and sentenced for 3-5 years of imprisonment.
- 2nd Degree Offense. If the property value is $75,000 or more, you can be fined up to $150,000 and sentenced to 5-10 years of imprisonment.
The criminal defense attorneys of Clark & Clark understand the situation you are in. It may help to know that prosecutors aren’t always as interested in sticking you in jail as they may sound. We should know. Our receiving stolen property attorneys each worked for more than 12 years as prosecutors for Monmouth County, where we handled hundreds of theft, burglary and shoplifting charges.
For a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey theft crimes attorney, contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 732-303-7857 today. We can explain charges and possible outcomes. We know the system; we know the law – and we know how to help with your defense.