What If I Did Not Know It Belonged To Someone Else? Can I Be Charged With Theft?
Criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore Attorney Eric T. Kirk MD are well aware than any crime requires proscribed conduct, plus the simultaneous existence of a culpable state of mind possessed by the alleged criminal.
If the two are not present, there can be no crime. Some crimes can be committed in the course of reckless conduct, some in the course of conduct engaged in maliciously. To be convicted of theft, one must action knowingly or willfully. The theft statue defines knowing as being practically certain that facts exists or that a result will occur.