Maryland Attorney for Theft Crimes
A conviction for theft charges comes with possible jail time, fines, and restitution. Future college and career opportunities may be lost. Suffice it to say, you need a Maryland defense lawyer for theft crimes whether this is your first shoplifting offense or an accusation of credit card fraud.
Paul E. Mack vigorously defends clients facing charges for theft crimes in Howard County, Montgomery County, and throughout Maryland. Our office provides a free consultation to help you get started with your legal defense.
Contact us online or call us today to discuss Maryland theft crime defense with Paul E. Mack, Attorney at Law.
State Theft Crime Laws & Penalties
The state of Maryland defines theft in several ways besides the actual act of stealing property. Embezzlement and bad check writing are two examples of crimes that fall under Maryland theft laws. Maintaining control or possession of something that was stolen by another person can be considered theft. Obtaining services fraudulently is another form of theft.
Regarding the penalties for theft in Maryland, the most important consideration is the value of the goods or services. The categories include misdemeanor theft under $100 or under $1,500, and felony theft under $25,000, between $25,000 and $100,000, and over $100,000. With each category comes larger possible fines and longer jail or prison time.
Hiring a Maryland Defense Lawyer for Theft Crimes
To be found not guilty or get reductions for the fines and penalties, you should hire an attorney to defend theft charges in Maryland. The consequences of a criminal record can haunt you for years. It’s almost always worth fighting the charges in court.
A knowledgeable lawyer for theft crimes can gather evidence to cast doubt on the police reports or prove that you had no knowledge or intent in the matter. Defenses for theft crimes in Maryland might include:
- You were not present when the theft occurred
- The theft was accidental
- You intended to return the item
- You had something in your possession that you did not know was stolen
- You had reason to believe the property was yours
Why Hire Paul E. Mack, the Top Theft Defense Attorney in Howard County?
Over his years of practicing law, Paul E. Mack has always been extremely committed to his clients. Your constitutional rights and freedoms should not be tossed aside as the criminal justice system seeks to impose the harshest penalties possible.
Mr. Mack has defended clients in petty theft cases and serious felony theft charges. His clients benefit from his deep knowledge of Maryland theft laws, his experience in the courtroom, and the respect he has built with local judges in Howard County and throughout the State.
Jurisdictions Where Paul E. Mack Practices
Conveniently located in Clarksville, MD, Paul E. Mack is just a phone call away to handle your legal case. Contact Paul E. Mack, Attorney if you need an attorney in any of the following counties:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Carroll County
- Frederick County
- Howard County
- Montgomery County
- Prince George's County
- Worcester County
- And more!
Contact a Theft Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney in Maryland
Regardless of what has already happened, your best action now would be to speak with a criminal attorney about how to defend against theft charges.
If you’ve been charged with theft, please call 443-288-6383 or request a consultation here to speak with Paul E. Mack, Attorney at Law.