What should I do if I have been charged with shoplifting or larceny in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina?
Anyone can be charged with a crime. Now that YOU have been charged, your reputation, your career, and your freedom may be in DANGER. WE CAN HELP! Our Experience, Effort and Relationships are a phone call away.
In North Carolina, shoplifting and larceny are Class 1 Misdemeanors punishable by up to 120 days in jail. In addition to jail, punishment can include a fine and probation. In general, a misdemeanor conviction is permanent. It may prevent you from getting a job or getting into a school. It is a serious charge that can have lifelong consequences.
HOWEVER, just because you are charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty of anything. You have rights! Before you can be convicted of a crime, the state must be able to prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition, you may be able to suppress illegally obtained evidence or negotiate with the District Attorney’s Office based on your good character and prior achievements. It is vitally important that you immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Criminal Defense requires extensive knowledge of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, the Rules of Evidence, and Criminal Procedure. It also requires familiarity with the other parties involved including the judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers. How you deal with these laws and these people will likely determine whether you will be convicted and (if convicted) the nature and extent of your punishment.
The next call you make could determine the outcome of your case. The outcome of your case may have a lasting impact on your life. We help young people and professionals in situations just like yours. Call us at (910) 341-7570 now to find out what we can do to help you today. The consultation is free.
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