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Columbia Theft Crime Attorneys

Representation for Burglary & Robbery Charges

Have you been charged with a theft crime in Howard County, MD? It is important that you seek legal representation to protect your future. Theft crimes charges carry harsh penalties and harsh long-term consequences. The severity of the legal penalties will depend on a few circumstances like prior convictions, if any injuries occurred at the time of your arrest, and the value of the stolen goods.

At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, we are known for our dedication to our clients as well as our aggressive approach. Theft crimes, regardless of the type or severity, have the potential to wreak havoc on your life, from your career to your relationship with your children. We realize that when clients are facing severe charges, there's no room for anything but excellent legal work. Whether you were arrested for shoplifting or armed robbery, you can rely on us to fight for your freedom.

If you need a Howard County theft crime lawyer on your side, give us a call at (410) 927-5137 or contact Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake online.

Theft Crimes We Handle in Howard County

Theft is a simple concept which involves taking another person's belongings without their express permission. However, the theft crime umbrella, covered under Title 7 of the Maryland Criminal Legal Code, includes a wide range of crimes. Some of these offenses are non-violent and simply involve the taking of property. Others may involve alleged violence or threats of violence, such as armed robbery. Whatever the case may be, you can trust that our firm is prepared to go against the toughest allegations.

We represent all types of theft charges, including:

  • Larceny
  • Grand theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Armed robbery
  • Auto theft
  • Carjacking
  • Receiving stolen property

Strategic Theft Defense in Columbia, MD

Theft charges in Columbia can have a huge impact on your life. The theft defense attorneys at Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake can provide you and your case with the strategic defense needed to protect your future. Because these charges carry such serious consequences it is important you seek experienced and aggressive defense for your case. Having the right team in your corner can make a difference in your case results. Our defense lawyers in Columbia work closely with you to build strong defense for your case.

Protecting Your Record & Your Future

After you have been arrested or charged with a theft crime, you may have a number of questions or concerns on your mind. At the forefront of your mind may be the thought of going to jail or prison. Being convicted of a theft crime can result in time in jail or prison, probation, large fines, community service, and a criminal record. However, the best chance you have of avoiding these penalties is hiring a skilled Howard County theft crime attorney. At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, we can provide you with the answers and information you're looking for.

Contact us today at (410) 927-5137. We're here 24/7 to help.

Why Are We the Right Choice?

Reasons to Choose Our Firm
  • We approach every case as a team.
  • Every initial consultation is free and no-obligation.
  • We are available for you 24/7.
  • We are a team of former prosecutors and know how the other side thinks.
  • We have in-house payment plan options on qualifying cases.
  • We are highly recommended and awarded by various associations.

A High-Quality Reputation

Read Reviews from Real People
  • “I never hesitate to refer any potential clients with criminal defense needs to Justin Lake or David Zwanetz”

    - Joe M.
  • “Easy to work with”

    - Zach S.
  • “From my 8-month experience, Mr. Justin Lake is a great lawyer with ethics and morals. Even more a good man in a time there seems ...”

    - L.W.
This Isn't a "Paycheck" - This Is Our Calling

At Shapiro, Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) we believe in thinking differently from most lawyers and law firms. We help our clients understand and accept their legal situation; we work with them to confront and improve that situation, while seeking the best outcome available at law. We recognize that each client is a unique individual, each deserving of the highest client/customer service; and we just happen to get our clients excellent results while we deliver that exceptional service.