This week we had another not-guilty verdict in Wake County. This case involved a larceny charge from Wal Mart in Cary. After a trial in District Court our client was found not guilty. The State of North Carolina needs to prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt and was unable to do so in this case.
Generally we see a lot of Wal Mart larceny or shoplifting cases that should never have been charged in the first place. Wal Mart has very new and inexperienced loss prevention officers and they often make mistakes and charge innocent shoppers with larceny or concealment. Wal Mart is more aggressive than any other big chain retailer in going after people suspected of shoplifting. We see a lot of mistakes made in these cases and often innocent wal mart shoppers are charged with a criminal offense.
If you are charged with larceny or shoplifting from Wal Mart in the Wake County or Raleigh area contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel to speak with a larceny attorney or shoplifting lawyer for a free consultation. Generally you will need to try your case in Wake County as the DA is unlikely to dismiss a larceny charge. Our larceny lawyers enjoy trying cases and belive that an aggressive defense is often the best offense. You can reach larceny attorney Wiley Nickel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation about your case. Our office is convenientlylocated in Cary, NC by the I-40 at Harrison and Weston Parkway. We also handle expungement petitions and can explain the process to remove a bogus larceny or shoplifting charge after the matter is disposed.