Category: Theft Crimes

Generally, theft happens when a person takes someone else’s property without their permission and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property.

So, if you go into a clothing store and take a pair of jeans, intending to keep them for your personal use and not return them, you are committing retail theft. But sometimes it’s not so cut-and-dry.

There is a lot of nuance in North Carolina’s laws regarding theft, and it’s essential to understand the terms of a theft charge in order to know how best to fight [...]