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Winston-Salem Larceny Attorney
Experienced Counsel Fighting Theft Allegations in Forsyth & Guilford Counties
If you have been accused of a theft crime, you need an experienced attorney to defend your rights. At Eustache Law, our Winston-Salem larceny lawyer can provide you with aggressive and effective legal representation. We will fight to protect your rights!
If you are facing charges for larceny or other forms of theft, it is important to contact an attorney right away. We will listen to your side of the story and explain your legal options to you.
What Is Theft in North Carolina?
Theft is a broad category of crimes that can include larceny, robbery, shoplifting, burglary, and more. Theft crimes are generally defined as the unlawful taking of someone else's property.
North Carolina law defines theft as obtaining property of another by:
- Playing a trick
- Other means
What Are the Penalties for Theft in North Carolina?
Theft crimes are punishable by jail time and fines. The penalties for theft depend largely on the value of the stolen property.
Theft offenses can include the following crimes:
- Petty theft: The theft of property valued at less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 45 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If the theft involves a firearm, the punishment will be increased to a Class H felony and up to 12 months in jail.
- Embezzlement: Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom the property has been entrusted. Embezzlement is a Class I felony.
- Robbery: Robbery is the taking of property from another person by force or the threat of force. Robbery is a Class C felony.
- Burglary: Burglary is the unlawful entry into a building with the intent to steal property. Burglary is a Class H felony.
What Are the Penalties for Larceny in North Carolina?
North Carolina state law categorizes larceny, or theft of personal property without permission from the owner, into five degrees based on the value of the stolen items. Punishments for these offenses vary depending on the degree of larceny.
The minimum penalty for first-degree larceny is five years in prison as long as the value of the stolen items is over $3,000. A second-degree larceny sentence starts at two years’ imprisonment when the value of stolen property exceeds $250. Penalties may be reduced to fines or community service instead of jail time if a suspect is a first-time offender or if they voluntarily return the stolen goods. It's important to consult our Winston-Salem larceny lawyer to learn your rights and legal options.
How Our Attorney Can Help
If you are facing charges for theft, you need an attorney who understands the law and can fight for your rights. At Eustache Law, we know how to navigate the criminal justice system.
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