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.

Larceny Theft Maryland Shoplifting Defense Anne Arundel
Larceny Theft Maryland Shoplifting Defense Anne Arundel

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 Anne Arundel, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

P.O. Box 71,
7 Church Circle,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Anne Arundel County District Court

Robert F. Sweeney Building,
251 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401.

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