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Any theft-related charge must be taken seriously

Theft charges of any sort are difficult charges to face. When those charges stem because of an accusation of fraud or similar circumstances, it can seem like a huge weight is being placed on your shoulders. We know that you don't want your good name ruined because of those types of charges. We can fight for your rights as you go through the criminal justice proceedings.

Auditors accuse 2 nonprofits of misusing federal grants

A recent report from an Energy Department watchdog group is accusing two Maryland nonprofit groups of overcharging the government in a fraudulent manner. The report claims that Maryland Energy Conservation and C&O Conservation have received $1.5 million in unsupported, prohibited or improper reimbursements in connection with federal grant money meant to be used to weatherize low-income homes.

Theft charges require aggressive representation

People in this world want to protect the property they worked hard to accumulate. For that reason, people usually decide to contact the police when their property is missing. In some cases, the person who took the property is properly identified. In other cases, the person who is detained might not be the person who took the items. No matter which category you fall into, it is vital that you understand your rights throughout the process.

Know your rights about being detained without charges

When you are arrested, you likely want to know what you are being charged with. You probably want to move through the process as fast as possible so that you can move on with your life. But, what happens if you are arrested and held without charges? The answer to that might interest some of our readers.

Why are plea bargains used in criminal cases?

People who are going through a criminal case might learn that they are being offered a plea deal. More than 90 percent of criminal cases are resolved using this method. It is important for defendants to understand some points of plea bargains so they can decide if they want to accept the offer or not.

Criminal defense strategies can impact a case

Last week, we discussed two teenagers who were being charged with crimes related to an alleged shoplifting spree they went on along the Atlantic Avenue boardwalk. That story brings up an important point -- everyone who is facing criminal charges of any sort has the right to offer a defense against the charges. There are several things that a person facing the criminal justice system must think about.

Theft charges placed against 2 teens for shoplifting spree

The boardwalk shops in Ocean City, Maryland, are a place of intrigue for many people. The colorful wares and amazing shops seem to just pull people in. Sadly for two teens, the decision to visit those shops and their alleged actions while there now have them facing criminal charges.

Factors for prosecution in Maryland

We have discussed a variety of criminal justice matters here. Some of those posts might have our Maryland readers wondering how the district attorney decides which charges to pursue. Because that is such an important part of the criminal justice system, we want our readers to understand this process.

What is identity theft in Maryland?

In these days of digital access, a person's identifying information can be used in a variety of ways. One of those ways is for financial purposes. Some people might decide to use the personal identifying information of someone else to gain financially or for a variety of other reasons. This information can be a name, birth date, drivers' license number, Social Security number or any other information. It is important for our Maryland readers to know some basic information about identity theft.

Juvenile crimes in Maryland are a chance to teach children

In our post last week, we discussed vandalism. That is one charge that is fairly common among juveniles. This is sometimes the result of boredom and sometimes the result of malicious intent. Many parents can probably remember being teenagers and egging a house or toilet papering a house. Those two events are classified as vandalism.

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