Theft and Robbery Crimes in Maryland
"Theft" is used to cover a multitude of charges in the state
of Maryland. Unlike in other states, it is applied to a number of different
offenses that would otherwise be charged separately.
Examples of theft charges in Maryland include:
- Receiving stolen property
Penalties vary based on the value of what was stolen. However, all consequences
involve a fine and some prison time. Not to mention, the stolen property
must be returned to the victim or victims. Also, if you have a theft charge
on your record, it could affect future employment opportunities. All things
considered, it is wise to seek legal help right away so you have the strongest
chance in court.
Robbery is a more serious form of theft. It is a felony and differs from
other related theft crimes in that it implies the use of force or threats
that bring the victim or victims fear. If you are facing robbery charges,
you could be facing serious penalties such as up to 30 years in prison.
In court, the state will attempt to prove that you trespassed, took and
carried away property from the victim or victims with the intent of theft
by using force, or threatening to use force. If any of these major points
can be disproved, I can fight for a lesser charge.
Contact Your Glen Burnie Criminal Defense Attorney at Garland Hall
As your defense attorney, I can help you understand your charges and your
rights in court. I can thoroughly analyze the evidence, or lack of it,
and work diligently to build you a strong case. With me as your attorney,
we can skilfully and effectively maneuver the Maryland court system.
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