Although misdemeanor crimes are penalized less severely than felonies, people mistakenly believe that a misdemeanor charge is of no concern. While it is true that misdemeanors usually involve lesser crimes, the punishment for misdemeanor theft can be quite severe.
Depending on the specifics of the theft and any prior convictions that may or may not apply, a conviction on misdemeanor theft charges could result in:
- Steep fines
- Lengthy jail time
- Community service
- The inability to obtain certain types of jobs
- Revocation of professional licenses
- Mandatory counseling
- A permanent mark on your record
- And other criminal penalties which impact your quality of life
Maryland law defines misdemeanor theft as an act of moral turpitude and a misdemeanor theft conviction, even for a youthful lapse of judgment, can affect a person for the rest of their life. A misdemeanor theft conviction can affect the ability to attend some colleges, make it difficult to obtain loans, and can sully the person’s credibility for many, many years.
Maryland Theft Defense
The lawyers at the criminal defense law firm of Alpert Schreyer take the defense of misdemeanor cases very seriously and have a proven track record of successfully defending individuals facing theft charges. If you or someone you care for has been charged with a misdemeanor, an aggressive Maryland theft defense can help protect your rights and fight the charges against you.
The Maryland theft defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer can:
- Investigate the charges
- Interview those who may have knowledge of the circumstances
- Protect your rights
- Answer any questions you may have
- Prepare an aggressive defense
- Give you all the information you need to make informed decisions about which course of action is right for you
Experienced Maryland Misdemeanor Theft Defense Attorneys
There’s nothing minor about misdemeanor charges, and the lawyers at Alpert Schreyer will make every effort to have your theft charges dismissed and minimize the potential lifelong consequences that a misdemeanor conviction may have on your quality of life. With many decades of combined legal experience defending clients charged with misdemeanor theft and other theft charges, they can apply their extensive knowledge to build a vigorous misdemeanor theft defense for you.