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PROPERTY CRIME

Property Crime

If you have been charged with property crime in North Carolina, you are arguably among one of the most unpopular classes of defendants moving through the North Carolina criminal justice system.  Many property crimes are considered crimes of moral turpitude and carry a significant social stigma. Even being charged with a property crime can significantly tarnish your reputation and character that can adversely affect the way you are seen by society into the future.  In the case of felony charges, you face the very real potential of jail and imprisonment, exorbitant fines, restitution for damaged or stolen property, and a criminal conviction on your record. The criminal defense team at DeMent Askew & Johnson routinely defends people in Raleigh accused of property crime. We have the necessary knowledge and experience to successfully defend your charges and help mitigate damage to your reputation.    

The criminal justice system prescribes minimum mandatory sentencing, which leads to a perception of zero tolerance when it comes to enforcing property crime laws.  The lawyers at DeMent Askew & Johnson have over 40 years experience handling property crimes cases. Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle any property crime with which you may be charged, including but not limited to the following type cases:

  • Theft and misdemeanor larceny (shoplifting)
  • Embezzlement
  • obtaining property by false pretense
  • breaking and entering
  • burglary and  
  • common law robbery

Your choice of counsel and your attorney’s knowledge and skill can be the determining factors in whether the charges against you are dropped, reduced, or successfully defended before the judge and jury.  Your defense team at DeMent Askew & Johnson will thoroughly review the facts of your case with you and evaluate the case while reviewing and researching the allegations and investigation materials collected against you. Often we will call upon our team of expert consultants who may be instrumental in defending you, including private detectives, fingerprint, video, and forensic evidence experts. Our criminal defense attorneys work collaboratively as your criminal defense team to craft your best line of defenses and develop the most effective strategies to protect you and your future both personally and professionally.  Call DeMent Askew & Johnson today for a confidential consultation at 919-833-5555.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUCCESS

Not Guilty of DWI with Serious Collision; LEO Failed to Gather Specific Information from Driver Taken to Hospital with BAC of .17

February 12, 2019

Client charged with driving while impaired. LEOs respond to a serious collision where someone being taken to the hospital in EMS vehicle upon troopers arrival. The vehicle had flipped 2 times and landed in the median. Based upon information obtained at the scene, the LEO finds my client in the hospital with injuries consistent with…

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Evidence Suppressed in DWI Case; Court Holds “No Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion” for Traffic Stop

February 12, 2019

All evidence suppressed in DWI case for an illegal stop where the LEO observed my client pause in a parking lot for 30 seconds before leaving the lot and then crossed a center line during a turn at an intersection. Held “No reasonable and articulable suspicion” for a traffic stop.

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71% reduction in jail time acquired.

March 26, 2019

Client charged with level 3 trafficking in opiates which carried minimum mandatory sentencing of a minimum of 225 months (18 years 9 months) in prison. After months of negotiating with the prosecuting attorney and following a lengthy argument to the court, Defendant was sentenced to 65 months (5 years and 5 months) in prison with…

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Not Guilty DWI – No Probable Cause

March 26, 2019

Client stopped for speeding. LEO smelled odor of MJ about clients person. LEO search revealed burned MJ blunt. Defendant performed poorly on all physical tests but told the officer he suffered from a herniated disk in his lower back. On the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) eye test there were no clues of impairment. A subsequent…

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Not Guilty, Refusal Revocation Rescinded; Willful Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Test

February 12, 2019

Client approaches a DWI roadblock. Smells of alcohol and performs ok on field tests though she does so some signs of NHTSA clues of impairment. She admits to drinking and blows positive for presence of alchol on the portable breath test. She is taken to the mobile breath testing bus at the checkpoint. She is…

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Motion to Suppress and Dismiss Granted for Lack of Probable Cause; No Reliable Evidence Suggesting Impairment After Speeding Stop

February 12, 2019

Motion to suppress and dismiss granted for lack of probable cause to arrest where my client was stopped for speeding, had an odor of alcohol, glassy eyes, admitted to drinking, as well as showed signs of impairment on the field sobriety tests. The court put little weight on the field sobriety tests because the officer…

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Guilty Verdict of Less Significant Charges of Driving with License Revoked and Lane Violation; Charges Included DWI, Driving While License Revoked, and Hit and Run; No Jail Time

February 12, 2019

Client charged with DWI, driving while license revoked for impaired revocation, hit and run, and driving left of center. She was found on side of the road in driver’s seat 400 yards from a collision, showed clues of impairment on the field sobriety tests and blew a .10 on the breath test. Found not guilty…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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PROPERTY CRIME

PROPERTY CRIME

Property Crime, Theft, Larceny & Embezzlement, Burglary and Breaking & Entering, Common Law Robbery

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SEX CRIMES

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OTHER SERVICES

DMV Hearings, Student Discipline, Honor Court, Underage Alcohol Offenses, Expungement of Criminal Record