In Maryland, property crimes involving an unlawfully taking the property of another individual, possessing or asserting control over the property of another individual without authorization, or entering specified property without authorization. These types of property crimes include both felonies and misdemeanors and are subject to a variety of criminal penalties, depending on the particular events and actions involved.
If you were charged with a crime against property then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates. We represent clients throughout the city and county of Baltimore, as well as the surrounding areas. With offices conveniently located in Arbutus and Catonsville, we also represent clients throughout the Maryland area.
Call 443-709-9999 today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Types of Property Crimes in Maryland
Maryland law provides for several different types of property crimes including:
- Malicious Destruction
- Arson and Burning
- Malicious Burning
- Wanton Trespass on Private Property
Wanton Trespass on Private Property
A person may not enter or cross over private property or board the boat or another marine vessel, after having been notified by the owner or the owner’s agent not to do so, unless entering or crossing under a good faith claim of right or ownership.
A person is also prohibited from remaining on private property including the boat or other marine vessel of another, after having been notified by the owner or the owner’s agent not to do so. A violation of the law against wanton trespass on private property is charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by:
- imprisonment for up to 90 days and/or a $500 maximum fine for a first violation;
- imprisonment for up to six months and/or a maximum fine of $1,000 for a second violation occurring within two years after the first violation; and
- imprisonment for up to one year and/or a $2,500 maximum fine for each subsequent violation occurring within two years after the preceding violation.
Finding a Lawyer for Crimes Against Property in Baltimore, Maryland
James Crawford is a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore, MD. He has more than two decades of experience as a trial lawyer defending people against state charges, including all types of misdemeanors and felonies in Baltimore and across the State of Maryland. He and his team of attorneys are experienced in fighting property crimes such as theft, malicious destruction of property, malicious burning, and arson.
He knows the tactics used by the law enforcement officers and prosecutors with the Offices of the Maryland State’s Attorneys who presents the state’s case in criminal trials in the District Courts. To protect your reputation and your future then contact an experienced attorney before you talk to police or anyone else about the accusation.
The attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operate four offices for your convenience, including the main office in Baltimore as well as offices in Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air, MD. If you have been arrested for a serious felony or misdemeanor offense in the city or county of Baltimore, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County or Harford County, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney focused on property crimes today.
Call 443-709-9999 to talk about your case and your best defense to the criminal charges.