Top-Tier Theft Defense with Craig M. Kadish

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  • 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
  • Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
  • Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
  • Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Voted 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

If you’re facing a theft accusation, you need a professional, experienced Maryland theft offenses criminal defense attorney with a lengthy track record of handling these cases.

For four decades the team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has been successfully representing clients charged with the full spectrum of theft offenses. This includes larceny, embezzlement, receiving stolen property, shoplifting, and more. 

Maryland Theft Offense Charge Attorneys: 40 Years of Combined Experience

What makes theft charges particularly serious is that they are considered crimes of dishonesty. 

A conviction for a theft crime calls into question your ability to testify under oath for 15 years after said conviction. You can be impeached, meaning the credibility of your testimony is called into question as a result of being deemed a “dishonest person.”

Even a minor petty theft conviction can result in an individual’s inability to obtain or maintain any employment that involves currency — even working as a cashier. 

In order to achieve the best possible outcome in a theft case and avoid these types of consequences, you need an attorney with unmatched experience and a superlative reputation: Mr. Kadish and his team are those attorneys. 


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is misdemeanor theft a serious crime?

Yes. Even misdemeanor theft is considered “moral turpitude,” a crime which, if you’re convicted, calls into question your ability to tell the truth. Theft convictions carry many far-reaching consequences including not being able to testify credibly in court, losing any administrative license(s), not being able to pass a background check, and not being able to work in a money-handling position (including as a cashier).

Is theft simply taking something from another that is not yours?

No, theft encompasses much more than simply taking something from another that does not belong to you. For instance, theft also includes forgery, uttering (passing counterfeit money or checks), credit card fraud, and identity theft.

Is not returning something considered theft?

Yes. If you took something from another person with the intent of not returning it, even if you had permission when the item was taken, it can be considered theft under Maryland law.


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