Theft crimes include many different types of offenses such as robbery, burglary, shoplifting, larceny, and unlawful concealment. These types of crimes are taken very seriously and are vigorously prosecuted in North Carolina. If you have been charged with any type of theft crime or are being investigated for one, you need competent legal representation immediately. The consequences of being convicted of a theft crime can include expensive fines, jail time, restitution payments, probation, or community service. Being convicted of a theft crime can also make it very difficult to get and keep a job because employers are hesitant to trust an employee with a theft crime on their record. Many times, an attorney can help you by negotiating a reduction or dismissal of your charge. If you have been charged with a theft crime contact The Law Offices of Ronald J. Shook at 704-671-2390.