Raleigh, Wake County Property Crimes Attorney

A property crime is committed when one individual takes money or property from another individual or corporation without the use of threat or force against the victim. Most property crimes involve the taking of jewelry, cash and electronics. When the authorities have determined that a property crime has occurred, they may file any of the following charges:

  • Burglary, also referred to as breaking and entering, the criminal act of purposefully trespassing and taking property
  • Identity theft, the act of purposefully assuming another individual’s identity in an effort to secure goods or services
  • Larceny, the criminal act of purposefully taking another individual’s property and carrying it away in an effort to deprive the owner of that property
  • Motor vehicle theft, the criminal act of purposefully taking (or attempting to take) another individual’s vehicle
  • Shoplifting, the criminal act of purposefully taking property from a retail establishment
  • Vandalism, the criminal act of purposefully defacing another entity’s property

It’s important to note that robbery is classified as a “violent crime” (rather than a property crime) due to the fact that it involves the use of threat, the threat of force or force during the act of taking any valuable commodity.

Property Crime Rates & Statistics

Shoplifting is one of the most common property crimes committed in the U.S. courts. Identity theft is among the fastest growing crimes in the U.S.

Intellectual Property Crime

An intellectual property crime involves purposefully taking, counterfeiting or pirating ideas or concepts created and owned by another entity. Typically, property crime charges are brought up when authorities suspect that an individual allegedly infringed on another party’s trademark, patent or copyright.

Do You Need Legal Help?

If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of property crime in Wake County or anywhere in the State of North Carolina, you should seek experienced professional legal guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney Curtis High has years of legal experience as a Raleigh property crimes attorney, and he is here to help you get the charges against you diminished, if not dismissed altogether.