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Theft Charges For Stolen Rims and Tires in Jersey City

Author Clark & Noonan, LLC
Posted June 16, 2017
Category Theft and Property Crimes

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Stealing rims and tires from a vehicle constitutes the crime of theft. Theft is the unlawful taking and/or carrying away of an item. According to, a 2014 sports car had its rims and tires removed while it was parked on a Jersey City street. The owner of the vehicle parked the Infiniti on St. Paul’s Avenue before the rims and tires were removed and stolen. The total value of the rims and tires is said to be approximately $8,000 dollars. Additionally, one of the car windows was smashed.

Severities of Theft Crimes

Depending on the value of the item, theft can be a disorderly persons offense, a crime of the third degree or a crime of the second degree. Theft in the amount of $8,000.00 is a crime of the third degree and can be punished by up to five years in New Jersey state prison, probation, fines and community service. Theft in an amount above $75,000.00 is a crime of the second degree and may be punished by up to 10 years in New Jersey state prison.

If an individual is charged with a theft offense, they may be eligible for a diversionary program, which in New Jersey is known as pretrial intervention. Pretrial intervention places an individual on a period of supervised probation for a fixed period of time. If the individual completes all the requirements of the pretrial intervention program, the charges against them will be dismissed and they may be eligible to have that case expunged from their record. There are very specific requirements for entry into the pretrial intervention program and it is, therefore, important that you contact a criminal defense attorney if you are accused of a criminal offense in the state of New Jersey.

About Clark & Noonan, LLC

Clark & Noonan, LLC is a New Jersey based law firm that handles theft and other criminal matters throughout the state of New Jersey. Our attorneys have an office located in Jersey City, within walking distance to the Hudson County Superior Court located on Newark Avenue.

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