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Attorney Powers has provided THE answer to your question. You are young with your career ahead of you. You certainly do not want to have to deal with the ball and chains that will flow from a theft conviction in your future. The way forward for you will only come through the efforts of a skilled criminal defense attorney who practices in your part of NC. Good luck. There's a lot more at stake here than you realize.
When you speak to your lawyer, discuss the deferred prosecution program. That can help you avoid a conviction if you are guilty of the offense, and your lawyer can help you be accepted into that program.
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I grew up in waynesville and the district attorneys office in Haywood county is very serious about these type of charges. Call a lawyer to explore the options available.
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