Case Types:

Formerly known as embezzlement, the crimes of unauthorized control over property, with (or without) deception, fall under general theft crimes. 


Unauthorized control over property prohibits a person from taking or attempting to take control over property with the intent to deprive the owner of it. A person also may not use, conceal, or abandon an owner's property if it will likely deprive the owner of the property. 



Financial Crimes: Embezzlement

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Many theft cases are defensible because, although a person may take control over another's property, there is no intent to deprive the owner of their property.


A person convicted of theft of property or services having a value under $1,000 is guilty of a misdemeanor and could face up to 18 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to $500.


Convictions for theft over $1,000 are felonies and imprisonment penalties range from up to 10 years to 25 years, depending on the value of the property or services taken.


If you have been charged with theft please contact criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson, at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at the Bowie office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott in Prince George's County, Maryland. Lawyer Maria Patterson handles criminal trials in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's and Montgomery Counties.



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