Edelstein & Payne Case Results

Injury to Real Property Charge Dismissed

January 2019

Dismissal of an "Injury to Real Property" misdemeanor charge in Wake County District Court after we challenged the evidence and the prosecutor's ability to prove our client committed the crime. The state was unable to obtain the evidence it needed on the date set for trial, and dismissed the case after the judge did not grant their motion to continue the case. 

"Injury to real property" is a Class 1 misdemeanor under North Carolina law. Real property includes land and anything affixed to it or attached to it. In this case, our client was accused of "willfully and wantonly" causing damage to a sliding glass door and a wall. 

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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Sean Cecil

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