There is a host of different property crimes that can occur. While most people think of property crimes involving thefts, such as robbery or larceny, there are other crimes that involve property that might not be as common. That isn't to say that they aren't serious. All property crimes, even those like arson that don't involve theft, are serious matters that can come with considerable penalties.
Burglary charges have several elements that must be present in order for the case to be proven. As part of a defense strategy in Maryland and around the country, it is often necessary to challenge at least one of the elements that the prosecution must prove. Doing so can mean that you have to decide on the type of defense strategy that you are going to use for your case.
Theft charges in Maryland mean that you are facing considerable time in prison. The length of the prison sentence you are facing is dependent upon the classification of the charges against you, which depend in part on the value of the theft. If you are facing theft charges, you should understand some basic points about these charges and the possible penalties before deciding on a defense strategy.
Violent crimes and crimes that involve personal property are some of the criminal charges that can end with a person who is convicted facing very harsh penalties. If you made a mistake by letting your anger get the best of you, causing you to act in a violent manner, you need to learn about the options that you have for dealing with the criminal case.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the preacher who is facing criminal charges in connection with his actions involving escorts. If you recall, he is facing criminal charges for armed robbery and a host of other charges. Let's discuss some of the aspects that are necessary for an armed robbery charge verses a robbery charge.
It seems as though new horror stories about in-person meetings of people who met online make the news on a daily basis. When these meetings go bad, criminal charges are sometimes filed against the party who is accused of illegal actions.
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.
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.
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.
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.