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Theft Crime Defense Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

Charges for Theft in Maryland

Theft is the crime of knowingly and willingly taking or receiving another person's property. This crime can be committed by deceit, deception, force or fear and the charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony offense.

The penalties you could face depend on the specific circumstances of your case, so it is important that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Maria Mena. Here are just a few of our qualifications:

After an arrest, do not hesitate to consult our dedicated team to assist you!

Our team is dedicated to the successful outcome of each and every case.

What are the penalties for a theft offense?

Law enforcement officials and prosecutors strongly pursue theft charges and work to ensure that the accused receives the highest amount of penalties available. The state of Maryland recognizes a few different types of theft crimes, all of which carry different penalties.

  • If you were accused of taking goods valued at $1,000 or less, you may be charged with petty theft, which is commonly considered a misdemeanor.
  • Anything valued over $1,000 may be a grand theft offense, which could result in a felony charge.

There is also identity theft, bad checks, shoplifting, and larceny, all of which carry equally serious penalties. Even if you consider your case to be a minor violation, such as theft of a newspaper, you still risk having your charges elevated to a higher offense. Do not leave your future up to chance! It is important that you work with an attorney as soon as possible.

Why Work with the Law Offices of Maria Mena?

Without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing jail or prison time, fines, restitution and additional criminal penalties. Prosecutors look for specific circumstances in your case, such as aggravating factors or breaking and entering, in order to pursue the highest possible penalties. If you have been arrested and charged with burglary, robbery, shoplifting, or any other theft crime, you need to act fast.

At the Law Offices of Maria Mena, we offer outstanding representation to clients facing a variety of theft crime offenses and we may be able to help you obtain a favorable outcome for your case. Contact a theft crime lawyer from our team as soon as possible by completing a free case evaluation form online.

Law Offices of Maria Mena
Silver Spring Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 806
Silver Spring, MD 20910. View Map
Phone: (240) 752-6041 | Local Phone: (301) 562-9255.
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