Top-Tier Theft Defense with Craig M. Kadish
Trust 30+ Years of Experience in Maryland
- 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.
HOW WE WILL HELP
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.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
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.
"If your freedom and future are as important to you as they are to me, Craig Kadish is the first attorney you should call when facing serious charges. With over 30 years of experience, Craig works diligently to make sure you have the best possible outcome in your case. I'm beyond grateful for having him represent me through every aspect of the justice system." — Anthony
"Word can not do justice, Craig Kadish saved my life and career. He is an excellent lawyer and he is a man of his word. He told me that he was going to win my case, and he did! I would recommend him to everyone I know and he will give you 100% of his time" — Camile Branch
"I am still early into my case, but so far Mr. Kadish has been awesome! While I've had one actual court appearance for my case, I was extremely impressed with Mr. Kadish's demeanor and poise. He presented the information to the judge in such a well thought out way that the judge and even the prosecution attorney gave him praise!" — Chris
"My working relationship with Mr. Kadish was very good. I had gotten in a bit of trouble in Ocean City last summer. Mr. Kadish and his staff were very professional in all my dealings with them. Whenever I had a question about my case, I would call, or email them. It took only about 5 minutes for a reply every time. The outcome of my case was great. I highly recommend him." — Jon
"Craig represented my son recently in a DWI case. When we first met with Craig at his office I was very impressed with his knowledge of the inner workings of the law but I didn't think we could afford such a great attorney. However, Craig worked with us on his fees and I am very happy with the outcome of our case. Thank you, Craig!" — Mike Schneider
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.