Larceny charge dismissed
After multiple court appearances, misdemeanor larceny charges were dismissed because necessary witnesses failed to appear in court. Frequently these charges, which are fairly serious "Class 1" misdemeanors, end up being dismissed if the correct loss prevention officer or other witness does not appear to testify regarding the factual basis of criminal allegations. Other times, these cases are overcharged as the more serious Larceny, when the factual basis would support a lesser "concealing merchandise" charge.
If you have been charged with a local shoplifting-related crime, it's a good idea to contact a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer to explore your options and help you obtain the best possible outcome.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense