Arrested For Theft Charges? Build A Strong Defense With Our Firm

Duplin County Theft Crime Lawyer

Skilled Criminal Defense Representation in Duplin County, North Carolina

Various North Carolina laws cover theft crimes or what is labeled "larceny" in the state. Theft crimes generally refer to stealing or depriving another of his or her property, which can occur in different ways and at different levels in regards to the value of what has been stolen. Unless otherwise stated in the law, many of these crimes are considered felonies.

If you've been arrested for any type of theft in Duplin County, getting capable legal representation should be your first action. Hunter & Price, P.A. provides dedicated criminal defense assistance. Our attorneys are experienced and will give you full focus and commitment for best possible results based on your individual circumstances.

How will my theft crime be punished?

Larceny is defined and punished according to the value of the goods, funds, or services stolen.

  • Shoplifting or concealment of merchandise before exiting a store may be charged as a Class 3 or Class 2 misdemeanor based on whether the offender has a prior conviction. Shoplifting may be suspended providing community service is performed in a Class 3 misdemeanor situation and certain jail time as well as community service is completed in a Class 2 misdemeanor. Aside from the criminal charges, if you are convicted of shoplifting you will also be subject to civil charges from store owners for their damages, which can be as high as $1,000. These include reimbursement for the stolen items, punitive damages, and attorney fees.
  • Theft of goods valued at or less than $1,000 is a Class 1 misdemeanor and you will face up to 45 days in jail.
  • Anything valued above $1,000, you will be charged with a Class H felony punishable by four to six months of incarceration.
  • Breaking and entering, stealing directly from the person of another, or stealing a firearm or explosive device is always charged as a felony.

Other specific theft crimes covered under North Carolina include the theft of motor vehicle components, stealing gasoline from a gas station, and the receipt or possession of stolen property.

Enlist the Services of Hunter & Price, P.A.

When facing theft charges, you can rely on the competence of a Duplin County theft crime lawyer at our firm. We understand the impact a criminal conviction can have on your life; we work zealously to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the most favorable result.

Contact us for a free case evaluation today.

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