Category: Shoplifting / Retail Theft

Shoplifting is a common offense that can lead to serious legal consequences for individuals in North Carolina. When suspected of shoplifting, individuals may find themselves detained by store security personnel, which can be a stressful and intimidating experience. Understanding their rights during such encounters is crucial for protecting their legal interests and ensuring fair treatment. This blog aims to educate North Carolinians about their rights when detained for suspected shoplifting, empowering them to assert their rights effectively and navigate the legal process with confidence.

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Shoplifting is a common issue in communities across the United States, and the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, is no exception. However, when it comes to addressing shoplifting cases, there is a disturbing trend that cannot be ignored – the potential for racial profiling.

Racial profiling in shoplifting cases is a systemic problem that not only harms individuals but also undermines the trust in the legal system. This blog will delve into the disparities in Greensboro, examining the potential issues of racial profiling in shoplifting cases and exploring ways to combat these disparities [...]

If you are apprehended for shoplifting in North Carolina, you can get accused of either a misdemeanor offense or an offense as serious as a felony. What you will be charged with depends upon the circumstances of your case. However, you may be subject to North Carolina’s new law surrounding organized retail theft and not even realize it.

As of December 1, 2022, new laws have gone into effect in the state that can considerably impact retail theft going forward, mainly if you work with others to commit retail theft in tandem.

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Shoplifting in North Carolina is not a simple crime. In fact, there isn’t just shoplifting in North Carolina – which refers to taking merchandise without paying for it – there’s also larceny. That is a charge that can be a whole lot worse.

What is the difference between shoplifting and larceny? Many people don’t know. But anyone facing one of these charges must understand the difference between them and how it can impact their future.

Read on to find out what you need to know.

Is It Larceny or Shoplifting in North Carolina?


Shoplifting is a crime some people view as not very serious. You may often hear it referred to as a victimless crime. But that is certainly not the stance that North Carolina takes when it comes to shoplifting.

In fact, a recent crime wave in Raleigh has law enforcement cracking down harder than ever on shoplifting in the city and around the state. Retailers have really struggled to stay in business during the pandemic. Shoplifting has been hurting their bottom line, so they’ve joined law enforcement to get tough on shoplifting and prosecute [...]