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If you have been accused of “price gouging,” contact Arseneault & Fassett, LLC. The Federal Government and the State of New Jersey and its Division of Consumer Affairs are aggressively investigating and prosecuting allegations of “price gouging” during this state of emergency. The government brings unlimited resources to these matters. People who are judged guilty of price gouging may face potential jail time and steep fines.
The most effective way to fight back against price gouging accusations is with the skilled help of a seasoned lawyer. Our New Jersey attorneys understand the financial and emotional toll that investigation and prosecution have on your business and your livelihood. We bring more than 100 years of combined experience, knowledge, and skills to defend you. We go through every transaction and record and review the claims made against you. Our focus will be on developing an innovative legal strategy to challenge the allegations. As a specialized boutique law firm, we will give you and your case the personalized attention you deserve and will seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Allow our team to go over your legal options and discuss how we can help you. Call us at (973) 310-6664 today.
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.
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
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.
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