Category: Theft Crimes

What do you picture when you think of a burglar? Maybe the stereotypical image of a man in stripes, wearing a black hat and eye mask to protect his identity. 

He sneaks around in the night in order to break and enter without being caught. In most images, burglars carry a big sack, so they can run out of a house with jewels, electronics, or other valuable items. 

Burglary is one of the crimes most feared by Americans. 

  • Fifty-eight percent of adults fear that someone will break into their home while they’re sleeping,
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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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The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor conviction could affect your right to vote, to own firearms, and even your ability to get a job in North Carolina.

So, what determines whether a crime is a felony or a misdemeanor? In general, it is determined by the severity of the act, but there are all kinds of factors. For example, if someone has a clean record and commits a crime, they may be more likely to face misdemeanor charges than someone who has a record.

In this post, we’re going to focus [...]

 

Earlier this month, a North Carolina woman was shot to death in a Charlotte apartment complex during a robbery.

Since the incident happened, three men have been arrested in connection to the murder. All three were charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon, among other offenses.

In our state, robbery with a dangerous weapon is a separate charge from robbery, and has separate penalties – but it’s not the only “different” robbery charge here. There are actually four different types of robbery charges in North Carolina, all listed in Article [...]

“Smash and grab” thefts are on the rise here in North Carolina and other states, and law enforcement officials think they know why.

They recently discovered a theft crime ring that reaches from Georgia into North Carolina where the alleged offenders break into vehicles to take debit and credit cards.

The two females and one male suspect allegedly look for vehicles in public parks where valuables are left in sight. The suspects break vehicle windows to take cash and cards. Then they proceed to retailers like Kroger to purchase gift cards at self-checkout [...]