Category: Burglary

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 [...]

Generally speaking there are two different main categories of crimes: violent crimes, and crimes against property.

You can probably guess at most of the violent crimes. Things like murder, assault and battery, rape, and so on. Acts that are inherently violent in nature.

Property crimes are not always quite as easy to understand, and in our state there are a number of them. In order to best protect yourself and your future if you find yourself charged, one of the most important things you can do is to learn about how North Carolina [...]

If you are charged with residential burglary in our state, the penalties tend to be quite severe. How severe, though, depends on the specific charge.

What factors are involved in being hit with the various charges? What does the prosecution need in order to convict you?

To understand, you need to look at residential burglary in general. There are several different forms of residential burglary offenses in North Carolina. If you are charged, prepare yourself for court by getting to know these different offenses.

The Different Types of Residential Burglary Charges

There are [...]