Written by attorney Ross Wesley Albers

Arrested for burglary and theft charges

Just recently a man in Westminster, Maryland was charged with burglary and theft after he allegedly entered a woman’s house while she wasn’t home and stole $320 in cash. The official charges were first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary theft, theft of $1,000 to $10,000 and theft scheme $1,000 to $10,000.

If you are facing a situation like this we can help. In this case, the suspect could be facing up to a maximum of 20 years in jail. The most important thing to do in this situation is to obtain a quality defense attorney. At the Law Office of Ross W. Albers we handle cases such as these. Our office is here to support you in every step of your case.

Maryland Burglary Penalties & Charges Under Maryland burglary and theft laws, burglary in the 1st degree is breaking into another person’s residence with the intent of stealing their property. This charge is a felony and if convicted one may face up to 20 years in prison. Burglary in the 2nd degree is very similar to the first degree but instead of entering a residence the suspect would enter a storehouse, such as a garage or a shed. The maximum sentence for this is 20 years in prison. Burglary to the 3rd degree is considered entering a residence with the intent to commit a crime, and one may face up to 10 years in prison. Lastly, burglary to the 4th degree is usually charged with the assumption of entering a person’s property when not welcomed. This is only a misdemeanor and one may possibly face up to 3 years in prison.

How can we help? Understanding all of the legalities in a situation like this is very important, and we are here to help you. We know you have many questions regarding a case like this such as court fines, maximum sentences, and fines. At our office, we can help with any type of case you’re involved in. With a phone call and a free consultation, we can further discuss how we can help.

When seeking out a Baltimore County, MD criminal defense lawyer, consider the Law Offices of Ross W. Albers. Ross W. Albers is an experienced and proven Baltimore criminal defense lawyer who has the ability to get you the best possible outcome for your Maryland DUI case. For more information on The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers, or to schedule a free consultation, give us a call.

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