Raleigh Lawyers Defending Larceny, Robbery & Theft Charges
Our Criminal Defense Lawyers handle all Wake County criminal charges.
Theft crimes in North Carolina include shoplifting, concealment, misdemeanor larceny, felony larceny, and felony robbery. They are codified in Chapter 14 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The value of the item taken and the circumstances under which it was taken directly affect the possible consequences of the alleged crime. Possible outcomes for the cases include a finding of “not guilty”, dismissal, first offenders programs, and other negotiated resolutions. Generally, if there is a finding of “not guilty” or if the matter is dismissed, the charge can also be completely expunged from your record.
High school students who are applying to colleges, employed young professionals, and adults from all walks of life have come to the Defense Attorneys of Hatch, Little & Bunn to protect their record. Whether the charge arises out of Apex, Cary, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wendell, or anywhere else in Wake County, we can help manage the situation. Whether the charge is larceny, shoplifting, concealment or robbery, our criminal defense team has the experience and knowledge to defend your rights and protect your future. Call now to set up a free consultation.
Larceny charges are predominantly codified in North Carolina General Statute 14-72. The statutes sets forth the following distinctions for larceny crimes. Larceny of goods of the value of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) is a class H felony. Class H felonies are punishable by up to 39 months in prison. The receiving or possessing of stolen goods of the value of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) while knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe that the goods are stolen is a class H felony. Larceny from another person is a class H felony. Receiving or possession of stolen goods is a class H felony. In most cases, larceny of property, or the receiving or possession of stolen goods knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe them to be stolen, where the value of the property or goods is not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), is a class 1 misdemeanor. In all cases of doubt, the trier or fact (such as a judge in district court and jury in superior court) shall, in the verdict, fix the value of the property stolen.
That are many defenses to larceny charges. The State of North Carolina, represented by the prosecutor, bears the burden of proving each element beyond a reasonable doubt. There are also opportunities to avoid the risks of trial through proper negotiation of deferral agreements. These agreements, sometimes referred to as “first offender programs,” have many facets. You should speak to a well-trained, professional and knowledgeable attorney as you evaluate whether this is an option for you. Contact our firm today to set up a free consultation.
Common Law Robbery
Common Law Robbery occurs when one commits larceny from the person or from the person’s presence by violence or intimidation. This is a class G felony punishable by up to 47 months in prison. Codified under North Carolina General Statute 14-87.1, the crime takes Larceny from the Person and enhances the crime due to violence or intimidation.
Likewise Armed Robbery is a class D felony, punishable by up to 204 months in prison. The elements of this crime include committing or attempting to commit larceny from the person or person’s presence by the possession, use, or threatened use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon the endangers or threatens the life of a person.
If charged with larceny, robbery, or any theft related matter, contact our team today for a free consultation on the proper defense to these charges.
You need aggressive defense
Our criminal defense team has the experience and knowledge to defend your rights and protect your future. The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP can walk you through your options during one of our free initial consultations. To schedule a time to speak with one of our attorneys, call 919-714-4306 or contact us now.