Attorneys for Larceny in Baltimore, MD

In Maryland, the potential jail time and fine you face for a theft conviction depend on the value of the items you are accused of taking. However, any theft conviction can result in significant damage to your reputation and job prospects. Few employers would want to hire someone with a theft conviction on his or her record.

The lawyers at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates have defended people in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis, and Bel Air, Maryland who have been charged with theft crimes. Some area’s we practice in include: Shoplifting, Burglary, Trespassing, Identity theft, Computer Internet theft, Credit card theft, and Employee theft.


Theft Charges in Maryland

Maryland law provides for five levels of misdemeanor and felony theft:

  • Theft of less than $100 is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.
  • Theft of $100 to $1,000 is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $500 fine.
  • Theft of $1,000 to $10,000 is a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
  • Theft of $10,000 to $100,000 is a felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine.
  • Theft of more than $100,000 is a felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.

If this is your first arrest on suspicion of theft, you may be eligible for probation before judgment, which can resolve the charges without the stigma of a conviction. If you successfully complete the terms of the probation, you can answer “no” if an employer asks you on a job application whether you were ever convicted of a crime. Contact Me To protect your future and your reputation, contact the


Maryland Theft Crimes Lawyer

To protect your future and your reputation, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates with offices in Catonsville and Arbutus, Maryland. The attorneys at the firm are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call the attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates by calling 443-709-9999 today.