Defending Motor Vehicle Theft in Baltimore County, Maryland

If you’ve been arrested and accused of motor vehicle theft in Baltimore County, Maryland, you’re facing serious felony charges that can result in heavy fines and significant prison time. You need an experienced Towson auto theft lawyer fighting vigorously to protect your rights and freedom.

At Shepard Law, we have over a decade of experience successfully defending clients against motor vehicle theft charges throughout Baltimore County. Our award-winning criminal defense attorney understands the fear and stress you’re dealing with, and we’re here to provide the aggressive legal representation necessary to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Understanding Motor Vehicle Theft Charges in Maryland

Under Maryland law, a person commits the crime of motor vehicle theft by knowingly and willfully taking a motor vehicle out of the owner’s lawful custody, control, or use without the owner’s consent. Some key things to know about this offense:

  • Motor vehicle theft is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine
  • A conviction requires restoring the vehicle or paying the owner its full value
  • These charges do not preclude separate prosecution for theft

To convict you of motor vehicle theft, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you (1) knowingly and willfully took a motor vehicle, and (2) took it from the owner’s custody/control without consent. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer will carefully examine all evidence to identify weaknesses in the state’s case against you.

How Shepard Law Can Help

We know what it takes to effectively challenge these charges in Baltimore County courts. Depending on the facts of your case, we may employ the following defense strategies:

  • Arguing that you had the owner’s consent to use the vehicle
  • Demonstrating lack of intent to permanently deprive the owner of the vehicle
  • Presenting evidence of mistaken identity
  • Challenging unlawful police conduct in violation of your rights
  • Negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing
  • Fighting for acquittal at trial by raising reasonable doubt

No matter how daunting the charges may seem, you have legal options. Our dedicated attorney will thoroughly investigate the allegations, determine the most effective approach, and work relentlessly to obtain a dismissal, reduction, or not guilty verdict.

Contact a Towson, Maryland Motor Vehicle Theft Attorney

A motor vehicle theft conviction can permanently impact your freedom, finances, and future opportunities. When the stakes are this high, you need the award-winning representation that Shepard Law provides.

With over 10 years defending the accused in Towson and beyond, Stephen P. Shepard has built a reputation as a formidable advocate, tirelessly fighting for his clients in and out of the courtroom. He’s handled countless motor vehicle theft cases and knows how to skillfully navigate Maryland’s complex laws to achieve favorable results.

Don’t try to face these serious charges on your own. Contact our Towson law office today at (410) 648-4008 or complete our online form below to arrange a confidential, free consultation with an experienced motor vehicle theft lawyer.

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