Are you Facing Theft Charges in Maryland and Need Aggressive Legal Representation?

Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Defendants Build Strong Cases

Theft charges take on many forms– shoplifting, automobile, even stealing something from another person’s yard or stealing someone’s identity– We represent clients who have been arrested for any number of theft-related offenses, and our goal is always the same: to diagnose their case without judgment and develop a game plan to get them the best outcome possible.

Theft in Maryland

The state of Maryland defines theft (also known as larceny) as the taking something from someone or an entity without their permission, but to be convicted of theft, the charges must be proven in court. According to Maryland law, the types of theft include:

  • Larceny

  • Identity Theft

  • Larceny by trick

  • Larceny after trust

  • Embezzlement

  • False pretenses

  • Shoplifting

  • Receiving stolen property

In Maryland, the severity of the charge is based upon the worth of the item stolen. Theft of property worth under $100 carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and fines of up to $500, while someone convicted of stealing property or services worth $1,500 or more is guilty of a felony, which carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. If the stolen item is valued between $10,000 and $100,000 or more, the maximum penalty could be between 15-25 years in prison.

If you are facing theft charges in Maryland, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in building strong arguments against such allegations.

Defending a Theft Charge

There are several types of defenses that can be used against a theft charge in Maryland. The reputable attorneys at Atkinson Law have more than a decade of experience defending clients facing theft charges throughout Maryland. We will listen to your side of the story, answer any questions you might have, and help you decide on the best course of action to take. Our lawyers work hard to get the best possible results for clients, no matter the severity of the charges they are facing.

Contact a Knowledgeable Maryland Criminal Defense Law Firm

A mistake should not ruin the rest of your life; however, a theft conviction can severely impact your future. If you have been accused of theft in Baltimore, Towson, Bel Air, White Marsh, or Parkville, Maryland, we will build a strong defense against the charges and help you protect your future. Contact Atkinson Law online or call 410-882-9595 (Baltimore office) or 443-384-0013 (Bel Air Office) to schedule your free initial consultation today.