Generally speaking, theft crimes in the State of Maryland are those that involve the unauthorized taking of the property of another with the intent to deprive them of it permanently. Typical theft crimes that are charged include armed robbery, robbery, theft, theft scheme, credit card theft, embezzlement, and motor vehicle theft. Some theft crimes are misdemeanors while others are felonies. All theft crimes should be taken seriously because they are punishable by possible period of incarceration and/or a substantial fine.
Any criminal record is potentially harmful, but a conviction for a theft crime is especially harmful because it sends a specific message to the outside world, “I can’t be trusted.” Because of this, a conviction for a theft crime will impact your life on several different levels, including difficulty finding a job, immigration consequences, and even the loss of a professional license. Such barriers are referred to as collateral consequences.
Our Baltimore County, MD criminal defense law firm in Towson, MD has extensive experience helping people who charged with a theft crime.
- Shoplifting or Retail Theft
- Theft Scheme
- Credit Card Theft
- Employee Theft
- Possession of Stolen Property
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Baltimore County, MD theft crimes defense attorney if you are accused of a theft crime. During your free consultation at our Towson, MD office, our principal attorney will discuss the facts of your case with you, explore possible defenses, and explain ways in which you may be able to avoid being found guilty and convicted of a theft crime or minimize the consequences of a possible conviction.