Theft Crime Attorneys in Maryland
Unyielding Defense for All Types of Theft Charges
One of the most commonly committed crimes in Maryland is theft. By definition under Maryland Criminal Law § 7-104, theft involves a person’s unauthorized control over the property of another, even if the property was lost, mislaid, or delivered by mistake. Possession of stolen property and the obtainment of services available only for compensation (without providing such compensation) are also considered theft under Maryland law.
An experienced Maryland theft crime attorney like those at Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC will have the experience and resources to help defend you against theft charges. Let us build a strong defense on your behalf to protect your rights and your future.
Types of Theft Crimes
Theft is a broad term to refer to a variety of illegal actions. The exact charge you face will depend on the circumstances of the situation and the allegations.
We can fight for you if you were charged with:
Theft Crime Penalties
The penalties for theft crimes are typically determined by the value of the property or services stolen. The theft of property or services between $1,000 and $10,000 carries a felony charge and a maximum imprisonment of 10 years and/or a maximum fine of $10,000. Additionally, a convicted offender may be required to restore property to the original owner or pay for the property and/or services. As values increase, so do the maximum penalties.
The theft of property or services valued under $1,000 carries a misdemeanor charge and a maximum imprisonment of 18 months and/or a maximum fine of $5,000 for a first offense. Regardless of the value of the theft, anyone convicted of theft may be required to restore the stolen property to the owner or pay for value of the property or services.
Maryland theft charges can also have a permanently negative impact on your record.
Individuals with theft charges on their criminal record can have trouble:
- Finding certain types of employment
- Renting a home
- Being accepted to college
If you are facing theft charges in Maryland or believe that you’re being investigated for a theft crime, being proactive and contacting a skilled Maryland theft defense attorney as early as possible is highly recommended. Being proactive will also allow your attorneys to begin building an aggressive defense for you that could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
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