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Theft Crimes Lawyers in Montgomery County

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Being accused of a theft crime is a serious charge and needs to be addressed as such. If convicted, depending on the value of the allegedly stolen goods, you could face heavy fines, mandatory probation, lost employment and housing opportunities, and even decades in prison. You need experienced legal representation to help you fight these charges and get them dropped completely.

At Hirsch & Cosca, PC, our theft crimes attorneys in Montgomery County can provide you with the effective legal services you need and deserve. Backed by nearly two decades of in-depth experience, our lawyers are well-versed in this complex area of law and have a long track record of success. We can quickly and efficiently guide you throughout the legal process while ensuring your best interests and rights are completely protected. Let us help you today.

To learn more about our theft crimes attorneys in Montgomery County and how we can help you, please either contact us online or call us at (301) 818-1000 today. Call now and schedule a free consultation.

Theft Laws in Maryland

In Maryland, the crime of theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. This is dependent upon the value of the items stolen and the use of violence and/or a weapon. To be convicted of and charged with theft, you need to have stolen knowingly. Purchasing items without previous knowledge that they had been illegally seized by the previous owner would not qualify as an instance of receiving stolen property. It’s worth noting, however, that in certain cases if it’s deemed that you should have known the goods were stolen, this may constitute sufficient evidence for a theft charge.

According to Maryland state criminal code, the value of a stolen item is defined as the market value of the property or services stolen when and where the crime happened. If the value is undeterminable, the value is assumed to be the replacement value of the property or services within a reasonable time frame after the crime. If you are charged with theft, you may also be charged with burglary or robbery, which are serious crimes on their own, carrying more serious penalties than the underlying theft offense.

Several potential defense strategies include:

  • You acted under the presumption of good faith when you acquired rights to the property
  • You believed that you had the right to obtain or exert control over the property
  • The allegedly stolen property belonged to your spouse and is now yours
  • You had a legal right to the property as stated by an official document

To fight these serious charges against you, contact our skilled theft crimes lawyers in Montgomery County today at (301) 818-1000 and schedule a free consultation.

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