In North Carolina, offenses that relate to another person’s property are classified as property crimes. This can include crimes like:
- Armed robbery
- Breaking and entering
- Credit card theft
- Identity theft
- Destruction of property
Charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, both of which run the risk of steep fines, lengthy jail sentences and the possibility of civil asset forfeiture. If a person is convicted of a property crime, the charge then goes on their criminal record, which can create problems in many aspects of a person’s life. Future employers look at these convictions with particular scrutiny because of their implications.
Facing Property Crimes In The Triad At A Young Age
Though it’s important for anyone of any age to talk to a lawyer when facing criminal charges, it’s incredibly important for young people such as juveniles and college students, to speak with an attorney. If you don’t understand your rights or how the law applies to your situation, you may not know how to deal with police, prosecutors and judges during the course of a case. This is where a skilled and experienced attorney can help.
Representing Defendants Throughout North Carolina
At Greenwood Law, we understand that people make mistakes, which is why we work diligently to make sure it’s not a mistake that can affect someone for the rest of their life. We work with residents in Winston-Salem, across Forsyth County and the surrounding Triad, to build defense strategies that work for them. We also use our knowledge of the law, years of experience, and relationships with the people who make decisions in your case to get fair outcomes or possibly even an expunction later on.
If you’re facing charges stemming from a property crime, we encourage you to call now at 336-794-6138. It can be incredibly difficult to tackle legal matters on your own — not to mention incredibly expensive as well. Start protecting your rights and saving yourself money. Contact our law firm today to arrange a consultation and give yourself better protection from a possible wrongful conviction.