Burglar's Tools & Anti Shoplifting Countermeasures in NJ
The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice - Section
2C:5-5 Defines Burglar's Tools: The charge in summary
states that: no person may use, possess or manufacture
any item or tool, designed or commonly used for
committing or facilitating any shoplifting or burglary
offense. It is also illegal to manufacture or provide said
item to any person who he/she knows or should have
known that said other person will use it. The crime of
possession of Burglars Tools in NJ also prohibits the
publishing of plans or instructions either on the web or on
paper dealing with the manufacture or use of any burglar
tools, with the intent that such publication be used for
committing or facilitating any offense of shoplifting or
|It is illegal to possess or use any item that can aid in a
shoplifting offense or render less effective any anti shoplifting
packaging or devices. NJSA 2C:5-5
Device Examples include: using or possessing a:
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Possession of Burglary Tools is a separate charge from
shoplifting but is generally charged with a shoplifting or theft offenses in
NJ. This means that you will face punishment for both offenses and the
time you serve will be consecutive. The majority of people charged with
possession of burglary tools got charged because either they had a knife,
pry bar, or box cutter on them at the time they were caught shoplifting,
stealing or breaking into someones house or store. Your defense is not
just based on what you did but on what the police did. For example: where
the procedures proper, was the evidence used to convict you obtained
properly. Defenses do exist to a charge of possession of burglary tools
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Knife including: razor, utility or hunting
Rock (example: if used to break a window)
Crow bar or Hammer
Bar code reader etc.
Penalties for Possession of Burglary Tools 2C:35-5: In NJ
the crime of Burglar Tools is a crime of the fourth degree punishable
by up to 18 months in jail plus a $7500.00 fine if the defendant
manufactured such instrument or implements or published such
plans or instructions; otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense
carrying a sentence of up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.
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