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Is $300 theft plus value a felony in MD? I was found guilty

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Is $300 theft plus value a felony in MD? I was found guilty of this in 1997.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 5 years ago.

No, in 1997 the cutoff value for a felony theft charge was $500. So a theft of less than $500 would be a misdemeanor, assuming that was the only charge and there was no increased punishment because the defendant was a habitual offender. You can see that old law at:

Now though the value is $1000, you can see that at:
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