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 the owner 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 a 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, possible immigration consequences, and even the loss of a professional license. See The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction for a compete list. Such barriers are referred to as collateral consequences because they are secondary, rather than primary, in nature. Avoid or minimize such collateral consequences by contacting our office today for a free consultation.
Baltimore County, MD Theft Crimes Attorney
If you are charged with a theft crime, our office can work closely with you to devise a defense strategy that will enable you to avoid a criminal conviction or, at the very least, minimize the possible consequences of a criminal conviction. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with a Baltimore County, MD criminal defense attorney.
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