Category: Burglary

In North Carolina, the term “breaking and entering” actually covers a wide range of actions. As the name implies, breaking and entering generally occurs when someone enters a property forcibly, without the permission of the occupants or owners.

However, the sheer fact that this term covers such a wide range of actions also means that it can be charged in several ways depending on the nature of the crime. 

How the crime is committed as well as the intent of the perpetrator are used to determine how the crime is to be charged. [...]

While the nation celebrates an overall decline in burglary crimes, Greensboro numbers seem to be climbing. Here, not only are home burglaries becoming more common; burglary rates are increasing at an alarming pace. 

Burglaries in the city have reportedly increased by more than 20 percent between 2018 to 2019. As a result, you can be certain that law enforcement officials are sitting up and taking notice. 

With technology like doorbell cameras, home surveillance systems, and even evidence from Alexa and Google Home, you can bet it’s going to be easier than ever [...]

Burglary is a serious crime that may result in imprisonment in North Carolina. Due to the severity of this crime, it is important to understand how the charges against you may unfold. 

There are several effective defenses against burglary that can help you fight back against the charges.

NC Burglary Defined

There are three core components required in order for a crime to be classified as a burglary in our state. These are as follows:

  • The act of entering must have been into a building or occupied structure
  • The act of entering must
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Although many of us tend to use the terms interchangeably,  theft and robbery are two different crimes in North Carolina. As such, theft and robbery crimes are typically prosecuted and penalized very differently. 

In our state, theft refers to a variety of criminal activities involving the unlawful taking of money or other property from another individual or business. 

Robbery also involves the unlawful taking of someone else’s property, but with one key difference. To constitute robbery, the action must be committed in the presence of the victim. 

To understand more about how theft [...]

Property crimes are those involving physical property. In general, they include stealing, unlawfully entering, and damaging or destroying the property of another. In North Carolina, there are a wide variety of criminal offenses that fall under the umbrella of property crimes. Some of the most common property crimes include arson, burglary, and robbery.

If you are facing property crime charges, it is important to consult with an experienced North Carolina defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and build the best possible defense.

Below, we’re going to detail common property [...]