Theft Crimes in Ocean City and Maryland
You may be in need of the best attorney you can find for a theft charge. In Maryland, the seriousness of a theft crime is driven by the value of the property in question. Thefts involving less than $100.00 carry a maximum punishment of 90 days in jail. If the value is between $100.00 and $1,500.00, you may be facing 6 months or more in jail. If you have a prior record, the penalties can be even greater.
In addition to criminal penalties, a conviction for theft can seriously affect prospects for employment and further education. Many of our clients are students. It is very important to have the best attorney possible to help your efforts to avoid these consequences.
Theft cases often involve alcohol or drug abuse or addiction. Our attorneys often refer our clients to certain counseling or treatment programs as an alternative to jail sentences in these cases. We have defended hundreds of these cases over 25 years of practice. We may be the best choice for an attorney for your case.
Felony Theft and Embezzlement
If the value of property exceeds $1,500.00 you may be charged with a felony offense, you may be facing 5, 10 or even 20 years of imprisonment depending on the value of the property involved. If so, you will need the best attorney possible to represent you. Our attorneys often use accounting experts when necessary to provide the best defense possible.
In addition to advancing any defenses, our attorneys are skilled at developing evidence to reduce the seriousness of the alleged crime so that the Judge will have alternatives to a sentence of imprisonment. If you are charged with a felony theft crime, call us immediately for effective representation.