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Property Crimes

New Jersey and New York Property Crime Lawyers

Handling All Adult and Juvenile Crimes

If you have been charged with robbery, burglary, shoplifting or another property crime in New Jersey or New York, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Property crimes can carry serious penalties for those who are convicted and will leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. At Ellis Law, our theft and burglary defense lawyers will help you protect your rights and challenge the accusations against you.

With more than two decades of experience, criminal defense lawyer Herbert Ellis has helped thousands of clients find successful resolutions through passionate and aggressive representation. Our firm is committed to the needs of our clients and will provide the personalized attention, honest communication and dedicated service that they need to feel confident about their cases. Contact us at Ellis Law and discuss your situation with an experienced attorney at a free initial consultation. We also make jail visits when necessary.

After an arrest, you need an attorney who understands what you are facing. Call our firm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-ELLIS-LAW and get the representation you need.

Property Crimes in New York and New Jersey

Some theft and property crimes are considered municipal court offenses and carry less severe penalties than criminal offenses. These municipal property crimes include shoplifting and writing back checks. Other property crimes, however, are considered criminal offenses and convictions for these crimes may carry prison time, heavy fines and other significant criminal penalties. Criminal property offenses include:

  • Robbery: Theft of property or money through the use of physical force or threats of violence against a victim. If a deadly weapon is involved in the theft or the victim suffers an injury as a result of the robbery, the charge may be upgraded to aggravated robbery.
  • Burglary: Unlawful entry into any building (such as a home or business) with the intent to commit a crime. Typically in a burglary, unlike in a robbery, no victims are present. No physical breaking and entering is required for a burglary to have taken place.

Whether you have been arrested for a municipal property crime or a more serious criminal offense, it is always important to exercise your rights and to understand all of your defense options. At Ellis Law, we will provide an honest assessment of your case and knowledgeable advice about going forward.

Property Crime Lawyers at Ellis Law Will Challenge the Accusations Made Against You

If you or someone you know has been charged with a property crime, the skilled property crime lawyers at Ellis Law will help protect your rights. Our attorneys understand the charges you are facing and will do everything they can to win your case. Call us at 888-355-4752 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout New Jersey and New York from our central office located in Freehold, New Jersey. We speak Spanish, Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew.

Meet Our Attorneys

Herb Ellis


Herbert Ellis

Jonathan Ellis


Jonathan Ellis



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Stephen Slavoff, Jr.

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