Any crime involving the damage or theft of another person's property is considered a property offense in Asheville. This may include breaking and entering, robbery, larceny, possession of stolen goods, trespassing, shoplifting, injury to property, or obtaining property by false pretenses - the penalties of which are severe.
Committing a property offense usually results in fines or jail time. Additionally, the state is able to charge you with inflated restitution owed to the alleged victims.
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Property offenses are considered “crimes of moral turpitude,” which can place a negative stigma on your character with future employers, landlords, or schools.
We understand that with every crime, there is another side of the story. Attorney Anthony Tuorto is here to listen to your story. Frequently, clients are unaware of the laws they are breaking and end up in felony charges. It is imperative that you have a knowledgeable attorney at your side to review your case and present your best options.
Asheville Graffiti Laws
Asheville is known for its diverse and artistic graffiti, but civilians still sometimes break state law when they create public artwork. The punishment of suspected graffiti is usually severe and non-negotiable. If you have been charged with a crime relating to graffiti, contact us. This type of charge is serious and best handled by an experienced lawyer.
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"Anthony is the best attorney I've had and I am extremely lucky to have hired him. I'd like to start by saying that he worked really hard on my case and was able to have my charges dismissed. Mr. Tuorto is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Also I would like to say that he genuinely cared about me and my case."