Almost all offenses involving stealing someone else's property without the owner's consent are considered theft crimes in Maryland. Conviction carries a maximum sentence of three months in jail, even in situations involving goods worth less than $100. In fact, convictions of persons who just so happen to receive stolen property may lead to the same harsh punishments as those given out to the thieves. The complexity of state theft laws need the assistance of an accomplished criminal defense attorney for anyone accused of stealing. In Glen Burnie, Robert A. Siegel and Josh Tabor, offers the professional assistance you want to get the best outcomes in your criminal case.
No theft crime charges under Maryland law are trivial. In fact, even if you unknowingly receive stolen goods, you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney before talking with the police. I advocate on behalf of individuals charged with a full array of theft crimes, including the following:
When individuals commit petty theft offences without criminal intent, law-abiding citizens frequently make the error of trying to justify their mistakes to authorities. Unfortunately, police use people's statements against them in court and do not make arrests of those they deem to be innocent. Before you respond to any questions, you need an experienced criminal defense to help support the likelihood of charges being dropped, being cleared, or receiving a less sentence.
Even if police tell you that your best chances for release come through cooperation, you need to take advantage of your Miranda rights to remain silent and to call an attorney. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we have the legal knowledge to fully assess the severity of your charges and the dedication to protect your rights through every step of the legal process.
Contact Joshua Tabor and Robert A. Siegel, in Glen Burnie, at 410-760-9433 or online for a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns and receive the immediate help you need to fight your theft charges.