Three Maryland residents were accused of being involved in a robbery on Sept. 5 that occurred at a residence located in Lexington Park. According to the report, it was believed that the woman allegedly in connection with the incident had just been terminated from a caretaker position at this particular residence.
Police stated that the three individuals were found in a hotel located in Charles County following the robbery. Officials claimed that when they searched the room, they recovered a number of items that were believed to be stolen from the residence. As a result, the three individuals, identified as a 24-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and a 60-year-old man, were charged with a number of offenses that include first-degree burglary, unlawful detention and armed robbery. The charges also indicated that a firearm was used during the alleged robbery. At the time the report was released, all three individuals remained at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Being accused of theft in Maryland can result in serious punishments if the person is convicted. Depending upon how much was allegedly stolen and whether or not the accused person has a criminal history, the consequences could potentially include a jail sentence and probation in addition to a fine and other consequences.
A criminal defense attorney may be able to intervene in a case before their client’s rights are potentially violated. If the prosecution’s evidence is weak or there was a problem with the investigation or procedures, there is a chance that the charges could be reduced or dropped altogether.
Source: WUSA 9, “3 arrested in Md. burglary”, September 06, 2014
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