Theft Crime Attorney in Toms River

Solid Representation for Residents of New Jersey

If you've been accused of a theft offense in New Jersey, you could be facing charges that might result in jail time and / or hefty fines upon conviction. To avoid such penalties, you should waste no time in aligning yourself with a serious criminal defense lawyer in Toms River. The Law Offices of Robert L. Tarver, Jr. can meet with you for free to discuss the details of your case and formulate a defense strategy for moving forward.

How Robert L. Tarver, Jr. Can Defend You in Court

During a free consultation with the Law Offices of Robert L. Tarver, Jr., you will meet with Robert L. Tarver, Jr.. He is an experienced Toms River criminal defense lawyer who is ready to help you find the best method of defense for your charges. Read the following answers to questions about theft-related cases to learn more about how he can build a case in your defense.

Were you intoxicated at the time of the alleged theft?
If it can be determined that you were intoxicated at the time the alleged theft occurred, his team may be able to argue that your state of mind did not allow for a true intent to steal, thus viably defending you against a conviction.

Were you under the impression that the property you "stole" was rightfully yours?
If, in good faith, you believed that the property you took was rightfully yours, he may be able to protect you from a formal conviction. Typically, this method of defense calls for the provision of some type of evidence to support your claim.

Were you tricked into committing an act of theft, i.e. were you the victim of entrapment?
If you were coerced into committing an act of theft, then the entrapment defense can be used. In order to use this method of defense, his team must be able to demonstrate that the idea or intent to steal was not originally yours but rather was a product of trickery or misguided instruction.

Did you return the property that was allegedly stolen?
Finally, proving that you returned the stolen property for which you are now on trial could greatly enhance your chances or receiving a reduced sentence. Returning property is not a "get out of jail free" card; however, it does present you in a better light to the court.

For more information about how you can fight your theft crime charges in Toms River or Atlantic City, don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Robert L. Tarver, Jr.