Theft under $1,000 is a misdemeanor and a person convicted is subject to imprisonment up to 18 months and/or a fine not exceeding $500. Theft over $1,000 is a felony. A person convicted of felony theft faces imprisonment up to 25 years, depending on the amount of the theft, and/or fines up to $25,000.
Possession of stolen property: A person can be charged with theft if they are in possession of stolen property. In that case, the State must prove that the defendant knew the property was stolen or believed that it probably was stolen and that the defendant's purpose was to deprive the owner of the property.
Likewise, when a defendant is in possession of stolen property shortly after it was stolen and the possession is not explained, a defendant may be found guilty of theft.
Criminal defense attorney, Maria Patterson, defends theft and possession of stolen property in Prince George's, Charles, Calvert, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Montgomery Counties. If you have been charged with theft or possession of stolen property please call Maria Patterson at 301-383-1525 to schedule a consultation at her Prince George's county office. The law office of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott is conveniently located on Melford Boulevard, which is an exit off of the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301.
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Bowie Criminal lawyer, Maria Patterson is Of Counsel to Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson and Herriott. Maria Patterson handles criminal cases in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Calvert and Charles Counties. Criminal defense lawyer, Maria Patterson represents clients in Bowie, Crofton, Deale, Edgewater, Silver Spring, Riverdale, Forestville, Annapolis, Severna Park, Rockville, La Plata, Waldorf, Port Tobacco, Clinton, Upper Marlboro, Landover, New Carrolton, Oxon Hill, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.