Burglary & Theft

Morristown NJ Burglary and Theft Attorneys

Morristown Theft and Shoplifting Defense Attorney

In New Jersey, crimes involving the unlawful taking, use, possession or entry into the property of another carry serious consequences up to and including incarceration, deportation, loss of employment and a haunting criminal record.  Shoplifting crimes carry mandatory jail terms for repeat offenders and burglary can be a 2nd degree offense carrying up to 10 years in prison. These offenses are considered crimes of moral turpitude. Once an individual is labeled as a thief, it is difficult to rehabilitate one’s reputation

At Heather J. Darling, Esq., LLC, we are experienced in defending against these charges and are ready to put our experience to work to protect you and your rights.  If you are faced with any of the following charges we are ready to help you now:

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Bad Checks
  • Forgery
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Theft of Services
  • Vandalism

Being charged with any of the above listed crimes in New Jersey is often a frightening experience. No one should face the possibility of prison, deportation, probation, fines and a permanent record without a lawyer experienced in defending against the underlying charges.  If you have been accused of stealing, misusing or damaging someone else’s property, consult us immediately so that we may begin preparing your defense against these charges in the New Jersey criminal and municipal courts.


Preparing Your Best Defense


If you are facing charges for burglary, theft or shoplifting it is critical that you consult with an experienced attorney.  Do not take your chances with these charges.  We have the experience and resources to immediately begin preparing an effective defense in your matter which is just what you need because the government has begun to build a case against you before you were charged.  At The Darling Law Firm we may defend your case in any number of ways by proving you did not have the requisite intent for a conviction, excluding evidence at trial based on a violation of your rights, or by arguing down the value of the stolen item so that you receive a lighter sentence. We begin working on your defense immediately by obtaining the prosecutor’s evidence against you, viewing the scene of the incident, speaking with witness and investigating any alibis you may have.  We always strive to obtain a dismissal of all charges.  If dismissal is not an option we are prepared to aggressively represent our client at trial.


Juvenile Offenders


Shoplifting and trespassing are common crimes among juveniles.  If your child has been charged with any of the above offenses their future education, scholarships and employment may depend on the disposition of these charges.  Contact us immediately to protect your child’s future.


Resolving Burglary and Theft Charges Throughout Northern, NJ


Criminal case information is now available, via the internet, to creditors, employers, schools, licensing boards and others.  Contact us immediately to ensure the best possible outcome given the circumstances of your case and avoid the stigma associated with a criminal record.  Call 973-584-6200 now or contact us by e-mail to begin building a defense that will protect your rights. If you are unable to visit our offices, for your convenience, we are willing to schedule telephone conferences with payment by credit card or Paypal at or before the time of service.

The Darling Law Firm has offices in Morris and Bergen County, New Jersey. Let us put our experience in defending against weapons or gun possession charges work for you.  We serve clients in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Bergen, Pasaic Union, Hudson and Essex Counties.


Forms of payment accepted: Cash, check, traveler’s check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, money order and Paypal.