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Maryland Shoplifting Laws

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.

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.

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What is Shoplifting?

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.

What are the Penalties for Shoplifting in Maryland?

The following are the shoplifting criminal penalties in Maryland:




Theft of property valued at less than $100


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

Theft of property exceeding $100,000 in value


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

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With more than 20 years of experience, I understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

As an award-winning Salisbury shoplifting attorney, I can provide the qualified legal advocacy necessary to get you back on the right track.

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