Category: Theft Crimes

Many people have packages delivered over the holidays. It’s simply a convenient and sometimes necessary way to get the things you need. Unfortunately, the rise of package delivery has also coincided with the rise of something else – porch piracy.

Porch pirates are the moniker assigned to those who steal packages off people’s porches. It’s something that is occurring everywhere, including in North Carolina. One Charlotte woman reported that, in a matter of just three weeks, she was struck by porch pirates several times.

One can only assume that porch piracy will continue [...]

Robbery is a common crime in North Carolina, and the charges against such a crime can vary based on the type of robbery committed. Here’s what you need to know about robbery and the law in North Carolina.

Theft vs. Robbery vs. Burglary

Theft and robbery are similar — they both involve the taking of someone else’s money or property. However, there are some differences between the two.

With theft, the victim need not be present. In the case of robbery, however, the perpetrator takes the property or money directly from a person. [...]

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 [...]