Shoplifting/Concealment in Wake County
We routinely represent both kids and adults charged with shoplifting. For many this is the first time they have had to attend Court. In North Carolina those 16 years of age and older are charged as an adult for criminal purposes. Because it’s an adult crime the charges do not get cleared when those who are 16 and 17 turn 18. Any charges after age 16 will be on your record for life unless it is erased through the expungement process. Don’t let a mistake at a young age ruin your chances to get your dream job, our Wake County shoplifting lawyers can help walk you through the process to fight these charges.
If you are an adult charged we understand you may be ashamed or embarrassed to talk to anyone. Any call to our office is confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege. We will listen to you and perhaps even help you avoid the usual preliminary Court appearance. Whether you were falsely accused or suffered a lapse in judgment let us help you escape a potentially life changing event. The goal for most clients is a dismissal and then a North Carolina expungement.
First time offenders of any age are often eligible for community service in exchange for a dismissal. This is an opportunity wasted by too many who attend Court unrepresented and leave with a criminal record. Don't let this happen to you. Call Raleigh Larceny Lawyer Wiley Nickel to find out how we can help fight for a dismissal of your charge or enter into a community service deal for a dismissal.
You may receive a Civil Demand letter from an out of state lawyer on behalf of retailers like Walmart, Target, Belk or Kohl's demanding $150.00 as a Civil penalty pursuant to NCGS 1-538.2. This is a totally separate civil case and not part of the criminal case. We can explain how it is different and explain the process to deal with the civil demand letter.
If you were charged with Larceny, Shoplifting or Concealment in Wake County or Durham County, NC contact Attorney Wiley Nickel or Attorney Kristi Haddock at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.