Theft Crimes

Theft Crime Attorney in Winston-Salem, NC

Have you been arrested for or charged with a theft crime in North Carolina? If so, you need to take the situation very seriously. A conviction for theft can result in fines, probation, and even imprisonment, depending on the charge and your case’s circumstance. The impacts of conviction do not end with these penalties. A felony or misdemeanor on your record could affect your career opportunities, ability to get housing, apply for loans, and more. 

At Beechler Tomberlin, our Winston-Salem theft crime lawyer is prepared to advocate for you aggressively. He is a board-certified state and federal criminal law specialist whose insights and know-how guide everything we do. Since 2016, have successfully defended countless clients, safeguarding their futures. Are you interested in learning what we could do for you? Schedule a free consultation. 

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Is There a Difference Between Theft & Larceny in North Carolina?

Theft and larceny effectively mean the same thing: stealing personal property with the intent to keep it or deprive the owner of it. The North Carolina statutes that define different kinds of theft crimes use the term “larceny.” This page uses theft to refer to these offenses, as it is a more commonly known term. 

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Types of Theft Crimes

The specific classifications for theft in our state depend on the value of the property taken and the circumstances of the crime. 

Below are examples of different theft classifications:

  • Theft: Taking property worth less than $1,000 is a Class 1 misdemeanor with penalties including up to 120 days in jail. Offenses involving over $1,000 of property are felonies and can result in up to three years of imprisonment. 
  • Possession of stolen property: This crime has the same rules as theft. Possessing less than $1,000 worth of stolen property is a misdemeanor, while possessing over this dollar amount is a felony. 
  • Shoplifting: Many shoplifting offenses are felonies, including stealing $200+ of merchandise, tampering with anti-shoplifting devices, or exchanging stolen property for cash. A conviction for this crime could come with as much as a three-year jail sentence. 
  • Auto theft: Stealing a vehicle worth over $1,000 is a felony offense that can result in prison sentences of up to three years. Taking car parts that would cost over $1,000 to repair is also a felony and can lead to as much as a two-year prison sentence. 
  • Employee theft: Taking goods from an employer is a felony offense. The charges are more severe for stealing goods valued over $100,000. 
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Grand vs. Petit Theft in North Carolina

North Carolina law abolished “distinctions between petit and grand larceny.” Instead, theft crimes are generally charged as felonies if the value of stolen property is more than $1,000. Theft of less than $1,000 is typically a misdemeanor. 

Facing Theft Charges? We Can Help. 

If our firm is the right fit for your case, count on receiving the time and attention you deserve. You will not be just another case at Beechler Tomberlin. We will work hard to safeguard your rights and successfully make your case. Our Winston-Salem theft crime attorney’s services are available to those in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Davie, and Davidson Counties.

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