Theft by deception is not as uncommon as you might think in Piscataway NJ. There are a variety of ways an individual can be arrested and/or charged with a N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4 violation if he/she receives any form of benefit through misrepresentation. Not surprisingly, a common companion charge to theft by deception is forgery. If you or a loved one has been charged with second degree, third degree, fourth degree or a disorderly persons offense for theft by deception, call our Piscataway criminal attorneys for assistance at 732-562-0308. We possess a team of defense lawyers that is possibly the largest in the Middlesex County. Let us put our 100 plus years of collective experience, including years as prosecutors, to work for you, A lawyer is available immediately for a free consultation.
Theft by Unlawful Taking Offense Under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4
If you have been charged with this offense, the statute that applies is N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4. This law, which is captioned “theft by deception”, provides that:
A person is guilty of theft if he purposely obtains property of another by deception. A person deceives if he purposely:
a. Creates or reinforces a false impression, including false impressions as to law, value, intention or other state of mind, and including, but not limited to, a false impression that the person is soliciting or collecting funds for a charitable purpose; but deception as to a person’s intention to perform a promise shall not be inferred from the fact alone that he did not subsequently perform the promise;
b. Prevents another from acquiring information which would affect his judgment of a transaction; or
c. Fails to correct a false impression which the deceiver previously created or reinforced, or which the deceiver knows to be influencing another to whom he stands in a fiduciary or confidential relationship.
The term “deceive” does not, however, include falsity as to matters having no pecuniary significance, or puffing or exaggeration by statements unlikely to deceive ordinary persons in the group addressed.
Theft by Deception Lawyer in Piscataway NJ
If you are truly interested in avoiding a conviction, your best bet is to contact a criminal attorney who is experienced in defending theft by deception charges. This is exactly what the lawyers at our firm can offer you. Our former prosecutors have decades of experience handling Piscataway criminal offenses, including theft offense like the one you are facing. For a free consultation to discuss the particulars of your case and what would be involved in our defending you in Piscataway Municipal Court or at the county level in New Brunswick, call 732-562-0308.