Theft Crime Lawyers in Frederick

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Theft Crime Lawyer | Frederick Criminal Defense Attorney

At Schaffer & Black, PC, we are committed to representing individuals who have been accused of committing theft crimes. Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience, during which we have continued to passionately defend the rights and futures of the criminally accused. If you are facing misdemeanor or felony theft crime charges, you need an attorney on your side who is willing to fight aggressively for your case. Should you choose to work with us, we can investigate your charges and leave no detail unnoticed as we work tirelessly to help protect your legal rights.

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In general, theft crimes are defined as the taking of someone else's property without consent and without the intention of returning it to its owner. In Maryland, theft crimes are divided into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor theft crimes constitute crimes committed in which the property stolen has a value less than $500. Although misdemeanor charges may seem minor in comparison to felony charges, they can still have many negative consequences on your life such as jail time, high fines, and a permanent mark on your record.


Some other consequences of misdemeanor theft crimes can include:

  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Inability to receive certain job opportunities

Customized Defense for Felony Theft Crimes

Felony theft crimes are more serious and cover a wider area. Unlike misdemeanor theft crimes, the property involved in felony theft crimes have a value higher than $500. These theft crimes have much more serious penalties and a felony charge can follow you for the rest of your life.


Felony theft crimes can include crimes such as:

  • Armed robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Check fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Burglary
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Stolen checks
  • Stolen credit cards
  • Stolen cable

Aggressive Defense at an Affordable Rate

At Schaffer & Black, PC we understand how stressful life can be when facing such charges. This is why we give personal attention to each and every case we receive. You work directly with your lawyer at our firm, not an associate or junior attorney. You can also rest easier knowing your case is completely confidential while in our care.