Injury to another's real or personal property can lead to misdemeanor offenses that will forever remain on a criminal record if convicted. Attorney Hastings has experience working on behalf of his clients pre-charge, after the charge, and during trial to minimizes the potential for a conviction. Such fervent representation includes negotiating with all persons involved, including the victims of the case who will have considerable power in deciding whether or not to go through with the charges. Attorney Hastings is aware that it is in those crucial moments and shortly after that a criminal defendant has a great chance to avoid some of the more lasting consequences associated with a misdemeanor conviction. If you find yourself charged or concerned about any of the following crimes, please do not hesitate to give our office a call at 919-913-4701.
·N.C.G.S.A. § 14-160. Willful and wanton injury to personal property
a)If any person shall wantonly and willfully injure the personal property of another he shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a), if any person shall wantonly and willfully injure the personal property of another, causing damage in an amount in excess of two hundred dollars ($200.00), he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
c) This section applies to injuries to personal property without regard to whether the property is destroyed or not.
· A person is guilty if they:
· Willfully and wantonly
· Damage, injure or destroy
· The personal property of another.
If a person is guilty of injury to personal property, they are guilty under N.C.G.S.A. § 14-160 of:
· A Class 1 misdemeanor if the value of the property is greater than $200
· A class 2 misdemeanor if the value of the property is less than $200.
Injury to Real Property
·N.C.G.S.A. § 14-127. Willful and wanton injury to real property
a) If any person shall willfully and wantonly damage, injure or destroy any real property whatsoever, either of a public or private nature, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.