Theft & Robbery

YOUR TRUST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYSWe Defend Against All Theft & Robbery Charges

Theft encompasses a variety of crimes with varying levels of severity in its punishment. The severity depends on the type of theft crime and the value of the property stolen. However, it is always important to talk to a skilled criminal defense lawyer if you are accused of theft. Even a misdemeanor could lead to large fines and up to five years in prison.

Robbery is a serious type of theft that involves physical force or the threat of physical force. It is considered a felony and could result in a 15- to 20-year prison sentence. There are many defense strategies that can be used though, either to reduce the charges or possibly dismiss the case altogether.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND LAWYERSWe Take Whatever Approach Is Best

When facing theft charges, you need an attorney who is prepared for any scenario. That is what we provide at Haskell & Dyer. We are also ready to switch tactics when needed and personalize our approach to your situation.

We have extensive experience building defense strategies against criminal accusations dealing with theft and robbery.

Sometimes, a plea bargain is the best outcome for a case. If this may be a good option for you, we will discuss it with you and fight for the best possible terms for you. Our number one concern in our work is always the client, so you can trust that your best interests are the most important factor in our strategies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between theft and robbery, and how severe are the penalties for each?

Theft and robbery, while related, are distinct offenses under the law. Theft refers to the unlawful taking of another person’s property without the intent to return it. The penalties for theft largely depend on the specific type and value of the property stolen. Some thefts might be classified as misdemeanors, which can lead to substantial fines and a prison sentence of up to five years. On the other hand, robbery is a more severe type of theft that involves the use or threat of physical force against another person during the act. Because of this violent element, robbery is typically treated as a felony, potentially resulting in a prison sentence ranging from 15 to 20 years. Given the complexities and varying penalties, it’s crucial to consult with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer if faced with either charge.

How does Haskell & Dyer approach defending against theft and robbery charges?

At Haskell & Dyer, our commitment is unwavering: to provide a robust defense tailored to your unique situation. Recognizing that every case has its intricacies, we’re flexible in our approach. Whether it’s aggressively challenging evidence, negotiating plea bargains, or switching tactics as new information emerges, we are always prepared for any scenario. With a wealth of experience defending against criminal accusations, we have honed our ability to identify the most effective strategies for different cases. Sometimes, a plea bargain might offer the best outcome, and in such instances, we’ll thoroughly discuss this with you, ensuring that any terms we negotiate are in your best interest.

If charged with theft or robbery, why is it essential to consult with a criminal defense lawyer immediately?

The ramifications of theft or robbery charges can be long-lasting, impacting not just your freedom but your future opportunities as well. Engaging with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer early in the process is vital. At Haskell & Dyer, we dive deep into the details, scrutinizing evidence, identifying potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and exploring all possible defenses. Our primary aim is to safeguard your rights and pursue an outcome that serves your best interests. With the stakes so high, it’s crucial to have an experienced team at your side, advocating for you every step of the way.