Larceny & Theft
Theft charges are a related to charges or crimes against property. Like most property crimes, a theft charge usually involves an alleged threat or use of force, and in North Carolina, most criminal statutes refer to theft crimes as larceny. Larceny is defined as the taking of another’s property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Unless the law explicitly states otherwise, larceny is a felony in North Carolina, and there are many different crimes that could result in a larceny (or theft) charge. Some of the offenses that would fall under the general description of larceny are:
- Concealment of merchandise in a store
- Felony larceny of motor vehicle parts
- Larceny of gasoline at a service station
- Receiving or possessing stolen goods
- Removal of a shopping cart from store premises
Since the majority of larceny or theft charges are felonies in North Carolina, if convicted it could have a permanent detrimental impact on a person’s life and future. A criminal history could make you ineligible for certain employment, prevent pursuing educational opportunities and be a roadblock to obtaining, or maintaining, security clearance as required for government jobs. So, if you have been charged with a larceny or theft crime, it is essential to seek qualified legal counsel to assist you with your case as soon as possible.
As a former prosecutor, Thomas Amburgey has extensive trial experience and understands the serious nature of allegations associated with theft and larceny charges. We take the time to get to know you, the intricacies of your case and will work together to define a unique defense strategy to ensure the best result possible for your situation. If you are facing a criminal matter involving theft or larceny charges, we have the experience and skills you need. Call us today for a consultation to discuss your legal options.