Maryland Shoplifting Defense Attorney

Were You Arrested for Shoplifting in Salisbury?

Shoplifting in Maryland is a crime associated with severe penalties, such as jail time and fines. Furthermore, shoplifters can also be sued by merchants in civil court to recover monetary damages.

If you were recently arrested and charged with shoplifting, you can find the high-quality and aggressive defense you need at my Salisbury defense firm. I am William R. Hall, a trial-tested lawyer with national recognition, and I am committed to helping you either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. As a former prosecutor, I can provide you with insightful defense necessary to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.

Maryland Shoplifting Laws & Penalties

Maryland law groups shoplifting under theft crimes. The law criminalizes both the taking of property and the concealing of property in a manner which would deprive the owner of the property’s use or value.

The following are the shoplifting criminal penalties in Maryland:

Charge

Classification

Penalty

Theft of property valued at less than $100

Misdemeanor

Maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of up to $500

Theft of property worth between $100 and $1,000

Misdemeanor

Maximum jail sentence of 18 months and a fine of up to $500

Theft of property valued at $1,000 or less with two or more previous convictions

Misdemeanor

Maximum jail sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000

Theft of property worth between $1,000 and $10,000

Felony

Maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000

Theft of property worth between $10,000 and $100,000

Felony

Maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $15,000

Theft of property exceeding $100,000 in value

Felony

Maximum prison sentence of 25 years and a fine of up to $25,000

Get the Legal Help You Need Today!

With more than 18 years of experience, I understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. As an award-winning Salisbury criminal defense attorney, I can provide the qualified legal advocacy necessary to get you back on the right track.

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