Middlesex County Shoplifting Dismissed

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We recently defended a client who had been charged with shoplifting from a local Walmart. As the amount of the alleged shoplifted items did not arise to $200, the case was heard in local municipal court. Our defense turned on the fact that the State did not meet its burden of proof to convict our client. The matter was set for trial after our first appearance. On the trial date, the State still could not meet its burden and requested an adjournment. We re-entered an application to dismiss based on the fact that our client and the State each had ample time to prepare for trial. The motion was granted and all charges were dismissed.

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William Proetta

With more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges, founding partner William A. Proetta has successfully handled and tried thousands of cases, from DWI to murder. As a New Jersey native, he has focused his career on helping people in the area where he grew up, serving Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, and Union counties.