Is Unauthorized Control The Same As Stealing?
Maryland law prohibits knowingly obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property, or with the intent to conceal the property so that the owner can’t get it. Unauthorized means, in part, without the consent of the owner.
Criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore know an honest belief that one has permission to have another’s property can provide an important defense discussed in detail in another guide.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 1/17/20.
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