Strong Defense Against Shoplifting And Theft Allegations
If law enforcement arrests you for shoplifting or theft in Maryland, remember that this is only the first step in the criminal defense process. Prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to legal representation from a skilled criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight to protect your rights.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Richard B. Rosenblatt, PC, have more than 70 years of combined experience aggressively defending clients against charges such as theft, petty theft or shoplifting. We will investigate the charges, the police report and the prosecutor’s case to develop a strong theft defense strategy.
Theft And Shoplifting Penalties
If you are facing accusations of a criminal misdemeanor such as shoplifting goods valued less than $100, you could still face up to 90 days in jail if convicted.
If the value of the goods exceeds $500, the maximum penalty is 18 months in jail plus a $500 fine.
Any employee theft over $500 is a felony with up to 15 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.
Defending Your Right To A Bright Future
A blemish on your record could make it difficult for you to find a new job or place to live, or qualify for a professional license. You could be denied a scholarship or find it difficult to get student loans. Our attorneys take great pains to defend you aggressively, because we understand how a shoplifting conviction could impact your life.
You have your whole future in front of you. To protect your rights and your good name, call our Rockville office at 301-637-0402 or toll-free at 866-930-0413 for a free consultation. We also welcome your questions via email.
We represent clients throughout Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties.