Larceny/Theft & Shoplifting Defense – Maryland Lawyers
Larceny (theft) is the taking of anything that has value without the consent of the owner. To be convicted of theft/larceny in Maryland, the taking must be coupled with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. In Maryland, the law defines larceny as either grand larceny or petty larceny. The term grand larceny vs. petty larceny is used to identify the minimum threshold value of the item stolen.
If a person is accused of shoplifting, in Maryland, the person can be charged with either grand larceny or petty larceny. The value of the stolen property in Maryland will determine whether the person will be charged with grand larceny or petty larceny.
Maryland still spells petty larceny as petit larceny. In Maryland, the minimum threshold for a person to be charged for grand larceny is only $200. A grand larceny in Maryland is treated as a felony.
If you wish to speak with a Maryland attorney regarding defense against a larceny charge, please call us at 888-437-7747.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. have client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.
Our Maryland lawyers who defend clients charged with theft/larceny and staff in Maryland speaks the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Courts we cover in Howard, Maryland
Howard County Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue,
Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Howard County District Court
3451 Courthouse Drive,
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377.
These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.