Can I Get In Trouble For Not Taking My Rental Car Back On Time?
Criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore, MD have likely seen the theft of a rental car prosecuted as a theft, generally, or motor vehicle theft, specifically.
Experienced criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore, Attorney Eric T. Kirk MD are aware there is a specific, and in some situations, a more appropriately charged offense – willful neglect to return a vehicle at the end of the rental period. This offense is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $500 fine and up to one year in jail. The statute punishes two types of similar, although not identical conduct.
- abandonment of the motor vehicle, or
- a refusal or willful neglect to return