Accused Of A Theft Offense?
Accusations of shoplifting, theft or robbery in Maryland can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the circumstances. The penalties can vary dramatically, and a theft conviction on your record can affect employment opportunities and career paths.
If you or a family member is charged with theft, call Henley & Henley, Attorneys at Law, right away at 410-734-5536 for a free consultation. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers practice in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties.
Theft And Shoplifting Charges
Individuals from every walk of life and of every age and economic background can find themselves facing charges of theft. These charges can potentially result in a conviction with serious penalties.
Allegations of shoplifting can stem from a number of activities, including:
- Leaving a store without paying for an item, including having an unpaid item among paid items in your shopping bag or cart
- Walking out of a clothing or department store while wearing an article of clothing that wasn’t purchased
- Switching price tags on items in an effort to pay a lower price
- Leaving a restaurant or bar without paying for a meal or drink (dining and dashing)
Our attorneys handle all theft charges, from shoplifting and other misdemeanor charges to felony theft and related charges such as burglary, fraud or embezzlement.
We Take Your Case Seriously
It is important to note that to be convicted, the prosecution must prove that you acted knowingly. lawyers have 50 years of combined experience and know-how to protect your rights. We thoroughly inspect the circumstances of each case and assist our clients with sound legal defense against the charges.