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Winston-Salem Theft Crimes Lawyers

What is Considered Theft in North Carolina?

Person stealing from a purseTheft, or larceny, is taking property belonging to someone else without permission. North Carolina classifies most theft crimes as larceny, but the offenses may be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specifics of the situation and value of the property.

A conviction for a theft crime can result in serious penalties and a lifelong criminal record. Grace, Tisdale & Clifton is a prominent defense law firm representing clients throughout North Carolina. Our Winston-Salem theft crimes attorneys offer exceptional quality legal counsel to clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges.

Please contact us at (336) 515-6552 to discuss your charges with an experienced theft defense lawyer.

What Are Common Larceny Charges in North Carolina?

Theft crimes in North Carolina include:

  • Misdemeanor Larceny – Taking someones property without their consent and it is valued at less than $1,000
  • Felony Larceny – Property valued at more than $1,000 or theft meeting specific criteria, such as burglary, robbery of a person, or theft of a firearm or explosive
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods – This crime is the possession of stolen property valued at less than $1,000.
  • Felony Possession of Stolen Goods – In possession of property valued at more than $1,000 or acquired through burglary, robbery or a person, or possession of a stolen firearm or explosive

In order to determine the specific charges, the value of the property must be calculated. When multiple items are stolen in a single theft incident, the value of all stolen items will be calculated together, which could still result in felony charges.

Avoid a Criminal Record

Although misdemeanor theft charges may not carry a severe penalty, it is still better to avoid conviction or have your charges reduced. A theft charge on your criminal record can limit your employment prospects and prevent you from obtaining or renewing a professional license. Our theft crimes lawyers in Winston-Salem use their extensive criminal defense experience to present a compelling defense on your behalf.

When you are charged with a theft crime, you need experienced legal counsel. Call (336) 515-6552 to set up an appointment.

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