THEFT AND FRAUD
Greensboro Theft & Fraud Attorney
Huggins Law knows that theft and fraud are broad legal terms that encompass a number of offenses. But the consequences and impacts of being convicted of either are very serious and may include large fines, prison time, restitution, probation and/or community service and a permanent criminal record. Our experienced team specializes in both theft and fraud cases in North Carolina and is here to help you understand your rights and guide you through your situation no matter what it may be.
Theft is defined as any crime that involves taking something that does not belong to you and includes crimes such as larceny, concealment, embezzlement, and shoplifting. Charges like shoplifting and concealment are misdemeanor offenses while some felony thefts may carry up to more than one year of jail time. No matter the level of offense, a conviction will follow you for life and also will have negative social, educational and employment consequences. This is why it is important to have a legal team like Huggins Law on your side that will fight for your rights and make sure you know all your options.
The law says that fraud is any crime that involves using dishonesty or a false pretense to defraud another out of something of value. Fraud includes crimes such as identity theft, forgery, corporate fraud schemes, bank fraud, tax evasion, Social Security, Medicaid and public assistance fraud, EBT or food stamp fraud, and Obtaining property by false pretenses. All of these offences may fall under the same category but federal fraud offenses such as mail, wire, bank, and mortgage fraud may carry even more substantial jail time. The team at Huggins Law has experience working with fraud cases in north Carolina and will help you understand all your options as well as guiding you through the legal process to minimize or dismiss your charges.