You’ve been arrested for shoplifting. Maybe it was a miscommunication, maybe you couldn’t help yourself. For most people in North Carolina, a first offense will probably land you a fine…and the penalty of public shame.
There’s only one problem. You’ve Continue reading
What is shoplifting?
Most of us have a pretty clear understanding of the basics. It’s when someone takes something from a store without paying for it, right?
Except that in North Carolina, it’s not quite that simple. There is no Continue reading
You’re shopping in a store. Suddenly, a store security guard or manager comes up to you and accuses you of shoplifting or says that you have to come with them immediately.
What can you do? What should you expect to Continue reading
Have you been accused of shoplifting in North Carolina? A skilled attorney can help you fight back with the right defense.
Before you even start learning about defense strategies, you need to understand the law and what you’re up against. Continue reading
Ask a random person what they think of shoplifting or shoplifters, and they’ll probably say it’s bad and that those who do it should be punished. However, if you ask them how bad or serious they think it is, most Continue reading
A recent story of a North Carolina woman’s alleged larceny sheds light on why it is so important to have alternatives to the typical punishments for stealing. Moreover, it is a reminder that there are all kinds of reasons why Continue reading
Shoplifting is a very common theft crime both here in North Carolina and throughout the United States. It’s so prevalent that most shoplifters actually go undetected.
Though it’s often associated with rebellious teens stealing for the thrill of it, there Continue reading
Several different types of theft crimes exist in North Carolina.
If you are charged with theft, the value of the goods or property usually decides whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. If a firearm or violence was Continue reading
Shoplifting from a retail location is not the most serious crime in North Carolina. If you steal less than $1,000, it’s usually charged as a misdemeanor, and charges don’t typically go higher than a Class H felony. There are associated Continue reading
Most people can remember a time as a teenager when they or a friend were pressured to shoplift. Maybe it was something simple, like candy or a pair of socks. Maybe you got away with it. Shoplifting is typically regarded Continue reading