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Property Crimes in North Carolina

A criminal offense of theft carries not only the potential of jail, fines and probation, but also the stigma associated with a criminal record. Even if you serve your time and pay the money owed, a theft crime can follow you around for years, negatively impacting your career and educational opportunities.

If you’re facing criminal charges connected with theft crimes in North Carolina, early intervention can make the difference on whether a theft charge is prosecuted. Contact our Raleigh theft crimes attorneys at Floyd Law Offices PLLC today and we can provide the knowledgeable representation you need to protect your rights.

Theft Crimes

It is against the law in North Carolina to damage or take and/or damage someone else’s property. Known as theft and property crimes, these specific offenses include:

  • Arson
  • Robbery/burglary
  • Breaking and entering
  • Criminal trespass
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft of services
  • Grand theft auto
  • Identity theft
  • Intellectual property theft
  • White collar theft (embezzlement, wire fraud, etc.)
  • Extortion

Theft Crime Penalties

The penalty for theft or a property crime depends on several factors, including the value of the property in question and the severity of the charge. For example, first-degree burglary is a Class D felony that could result in up to 160 months in prison, while second-degree burglary is a Class G felony, punishable by a 31-month prison term. At the other end of the spectrum, trespass in the second degree is a Class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by a $200 fine and 20 days in jail.

Theft Crime Defenses

The good news is that there are viable defense strategies and potential plea bargains that can result in a better outcome in your case. If the case is still under investigation and you are wanted for questioning, it is important to remember that the state is required to prove the charge against you and that you are presumed innocent. The easiest way for the state to prove the charge is for you to make a statement that can either be proven false or lead to a confession. Prior to questioning, it is highly recommended that you confer with a lawyer who can advise you on the pros and cons of giving a statement. Many theft cases are successfully defended by showing the accused had reason to believe that they had been given permission to take the item, or that the accused was wrongfully identified as a suspect.

Call Us For Help

If you are charged with theft or a property crime in North Carolina, it is essential that you contact an experienced Raleigh criminal defense attorney right away to begin building your defense, as these cases are prosecuted aggressively in our state.

Call (919) 805-3663 for an initial case evaluation. We are available 24/7 to speak.

Why Hire Floyd Law Offices?

  • Confident & Experienced

  • Results-Driven Defense

  • Free Case Evaluations

  • Flexible Payment Plans

  • Solid Track Record of Success

  • We Fight for Our Clients

  • Aggressive Advocacy

  • Never Afraid of Trial

“It was a great experience working with Floyd Law Offices. I would recommend his service to anyone. He took the case with a short notice and fought hard for me and won the case. Thanks again. I definitely received five-star representation.”

- Tye Tu Times
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