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What Is Price Gouging?

Under New Jersey law, price gouging may be found when a person or business raises prices by more than 10% during a state of emergency until 30 days after the emergency ends.

What Triggers an Investigation by the Division of Consumer Affairs?

A consumer or competitor complaint of price gouging to the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs often triggers an investigation. During a state of emergency, stress and emotions run high, and disgruntled consumers might take their frustrations out on innocent businesses who are also dealing with the financial difficulties of a crisis. Unfortunately, even innocent conduct can be unfairly deemed as price gouging by the Government.

It can be frustrating and frightening to know you are being investigated and facing severe penalties if found in violatation of the law. When the New Jersey defense attorneys at Arseneault & Fassett, LLC take on your case, you can rest easy knowing it is in good hands. We will meet with you to determine the real facts of your case, build a defense strategy, engage with investigators and prosecutors if possible to resolve your matter to avoid prosecution, and if necessary effectively challenge the allegations in litigation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our team knows how the judicial process works and how to successfully defend clients. We are ready to stand up for you.

What Are the Penalties for Price Gouging?

If you are determined to have unfairly increased prices of goods and services during a state of emergency, you could be facing severe consequences.

Violations are punishable by up to:

  • $10,000 for a first offense
  • $20,000 for a second or subsequent violation
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If you have been accused of price gouging, you need an experienced defense lawyer to advocate for you and achieve the most favorable results possible. Our New Jersey defense attorneys will be with you every step of the way to provide sound legal guidance, answer your questions, and defend your rights.


For the legal representation you need, contact Arseneault & Fassett, LLC by phone at (973) 310-6664 or online. We offer a initial consultation.


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