Burglar's Tools & Anti Shoplifting Countermeasures in NJ 2C:5-5
The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice - Section 2C:5-5
In Summary Defines Burglar's and Anti Shoplifting Tools:
As Follows:
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 burglary.
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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
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Box cutter
Knife including: razor, utility or hunting
Rock (example: if used to break a window)
Crow bar or Hammer
Demagnatizer bag
Bar code reader etc.
Penalties for Possession of Burglary Tools 2C:5-5: 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 the product or published plans or instructions for such
instrument or implements; otherwise for the user it is commonly
charged as a disorderly persons offense carrying a sentence of up
to 180 days in jail up to $1,000.00 fine, probation and a criminal
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