At The Law offices of Richard R. Kuritz, our Raleigh Misdemeanors Attorney provides aggressive criminal defense of a wide range of charges.
Shoplifting and Misdemeanor Larceny - shoplifting, or concealment of merchandise, is a class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to 20 days in jail and is often charged when items are concealed while still on store property. First time offenders are eligible for a diversion program to earn a dismissal of the charge.
-Misdemeanor larceny, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 120 days in jail, is charged where the item taken is valued at less than $1000, is not the result of a breaking and entering, and the individual has exhibited the intent to deprive the owner permanently of its use. For first time offenders, Wake County offers a diversion program upon completion of community service in order to earn a voluntary dismissal.
Resist, Delay or Obstruct a law enforcement officer – A class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail where the offender interferes with an official duty being carried out by law enforcement. This can include running or resisting the police during an arrest, lying to an officer about your name or the whereabouts of an individual when an arrest warrant is being served, or interfering with an officer who is carrying out an official duty.
Damage or Injury to Personal Property and Real Property – Includes damage or destruction to buildings, land, or personal property such as vehicles, and punishable as a class 1 or class 2 misdemeanor.
Trespassing – Defined as remaining on property after being notified not to enter or remain on the premises, and punishable as either a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor.
Disorderly Conduct and Public Disturbance – Charged as a class 2 misdemeanor, these offenses involve public fighting, the public use of abusive language or gestures, blocking entry to a public building, disrupting the education of students in a public or private school or disruption of a religious service.
Simple Assault and Simple Affray – Both class 2 misdemeanors, simple assault is any offensive contact or the apprehension of harmful physical contact by another person. Simple Affray is defined as engaging in fighting in a public place.
Communicating Threats, Stalking, Cyberstalking, and Harassing Phone Calls – Can include threats of harm to another where it is reasonable to believe the threat could be carried out, as well as repeated contact with another in person, by phone, text or email where the purpose is to harass, threaten, or annoy the alleged victim.