THEFT OF SERVICES
Morris County Failure to Pay for Services Defense Attorneys
The theft of services can involve any number of illegal acts, such as the failure to pay for services rendered to the diversion of electricity, gas or power. In any event, theft of services is a serious allegation that demands serious legal counsel. The Morristown, New Jersey, law firm of Maynard Law Office, LLC, defends clients throughout Northern New Jersey against theft of services charges and related allegations.
Theft of services involves purposefully obtaining services that are available only for compensation. Theft of services can involve taking labor or professional services, transportation, telephone service, electricity, water, gas or cable television. Theft of services can also involve leaving a hotel or restaurant without paying for services.
In addition, if the services that were allegedly stolen were stolen over a long period of time, the overall value of the services at issue will determine how the offense is charged. For example, if you allegedly took electricity for your home over six months, the type of charge you face would be based on the value of the electricity over the six-month period. Therefore, theft of services can be charged as a disorderly persons charge, a fourth-degree crime, a third-degree crime, or in special circumstances, a second-degree crime.
Working to Achieve the Best Possible Outcome For You
Our Morristown lawyers will delve into the facts of your case to determine what exactly you are alleged to have done. We will look at the circumstances behind your arrest to see if there were flaws in how the state gathered evidence against you. If the police violated your rights, we may be able to suppress the illegally obtained evidence. In other cases, the state may have difficulties proving that you intended to steal the services at issue. In that case, we will fight for a dismissal of the charges. Even if the state appears to have a good case, will we look for ways to minimize the potential penalties.
Contact Maynard Law Office, LLC in Morristown, NJ
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