Theft and Property Crimes

Maryland Property Crimes and Theft Defense

A theft is a type of property crime that the state may charge as either a felony, or as a misdemeanor. Theft occurs by taking another's property without consent, or through the use of deceit. Criminal defendants face severe criminal penalties if convicted of property crimes, including substantial fines, lengthy prison sentences, deportation and other immigration problems.

At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., we provide highly skilled theft defense for clients throughout Maryland. Located in Silver Spring, and Maryland, he has 30 years of experience in criminal law. Mr. Papirmeister is a Montgomery County theft and property crimes attorney who has handled literally thousands of property and theft crimes, both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation regarding theft defense.

Some of the property crimes our criminal law firm defends clients against include:

  • Criminal destruction of property
  • Shoplifting
  • Minor theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Vandalism
  • Violent crimes
  • Armed robbery
  • Attempted burglary
  • Grand larceny and/or grand theft auto

The social stigma associated with a theft conviction can dramatically affect your ability to gain employment, as many employers refuse to hire people who have been convicted of a crime such as theft. Moreover, these convictions may remain on your criminal record forever. This is why it is so important to retain a criminal lawyer to provide you with skilled criminal theft and property crime defense.

Following an arrest or investigation for a crime, it is advisable to speak with a theft defense attorney. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq. We defend people throughout Prince George's County, College Park, Forestville, Largo, Kettering, Chevy Chase, and Montgomery County. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.