Category Archives: Criminal Law

What is the Difference Between Misdemeanor Larceny and Shoplifting in North Carolina?

Misdemeanor larceny and shoplifting are not the same crime in North Carolina, but are very similar. Misdemeanor larceny is Class 1 misdemeanor; shoplifting is a Class 3 misdemeanor. This means the punishment for misdemeanor larceny is higher than the punishment for misdemeanor shoplifting.  Larceny is the act of taking personal property in the possession of

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2018 North Carolina Court Holidays

Pursuant to this memorandum issued by the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, North Carolina courthouses are closed on the following dates in 2018: New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, Monday, January 15, 2018 Good Friday, Friday, March 30, 2018 Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 Independence

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What is a Deferral Agreement?

In North Carolina state court, a deferral agreement is an agreement with the State to defer prosecuting you with the intent to dismiss the charges upon completion of a certain set of conditions.  Deferral agreements are not available for all charges. For example, a person charged with driving while intoxicated is not eligible to enter

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