For a conviction of a third degree crime in New Jersey, you can be sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. and can be fined up to $15,000.
Examples of Third-Degree Crimes
- Aggravated Assault (may be charged as fourth, third, or second degree crime)
- Certain Theft Crimes (based on the value of merchandise or property that was stolen or shoplifted)
- Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (i.e., cocaine, ecstasy, or heroin)
- Possession of a Handgun
- Property Theft Crimes (if property value is over $500 but less than $75,000)
- Shoplifting (if full retail value is over $500 but less than $75,000)
- Any other criminal conviction of the 3rd degree
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