Defend yourself against accusations of theft or burglary

Defend yourself against accusations of theft or burglary

Accusations of burglary or theft can quickly become dangerous for your
reputation and can put your future in jeopardy. Accusations spread quickly
through the community you live in and can make friends and family question
your integrity. What can you do to prevent yourself from suffering from
these accusations and the negative feelings that come from them?

There’s little you can do to prevent someone from accusing you of
an act, but you can defend yourself from the moment the accusation is
made clear. Burglary in particular is a very serious felony in Maryland,
so you’ll want to make sure you defend yourself by pointing out
why you couldn’t have been the person responsible or how you were
forced to participate in a crime.

It’s important not to speak with police or others until you have
time to review your case with your attorney. If you admit participating
in the crime, you could be charged and convicted with your confession,
but if you say nothing, you may have time to prevent a sentence you don’t deserve.

If you are found
guilty of a crime despite your best efforts to defend yourself, you may find that it’s
difficult to find a job or get into a good university when you want to
build up your education. Any time you need a background check, your felony
could come back to haunt you. These are just some of the issues you could
run into. Our website has more information on theft and burglary felonies
and what you should expect if you’re accused or convicted of this
serious crime.