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Maryland has a broad theft statute under Criminal Law §7-104. If you read the statute, one can learn the broad definition of theft which, among other things, includes shoplifting, larceny, credit card theft, exploitation of vulnerable adults, extortion, possession of stolen property, unauthorized removal of property, and employee theft.
Under the Maryland statute, the severity of the charges depends on the value of the stolen item. The following are possible penalties for Maryland theft:
In certain situations, if you are found guilty of this crime you will be required to make restitution to the owner of the full value of the stolen item. Additionally, if you are a subsequent offender, the penalties get harsher. Theft crimes in Maryland result in serious penalties and they will threaten your freedom and future. It is vital that you contact a Maryland theft lawyer to help guide you through this legal nightmare.
Our Maryland theft lawyer, Thomas E. Pyles, can help put your mind at ease and keep you out of serious trouble, which includes jail time. We offer a variety of payment plans. Contact the Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. at 301-705-5006 to set up a free consultation.