Facing Burglary & Theft Charges in Rockville?

Don't risk conviction. Call our Rockville criminal defense attorney!

Both burglary and theft can be serious offenses in Maryland. Rockville residents can be put in jail for stealing or breaking into another person's residence. When you are facing charges for either of these offenses, you need a hardworking attorney to assist you in your case.

You will want a committed and dedicated lawyer. At Kennedy & Dolan, Kathleen A. Dolan is a hardworking attorney who can provide skillful criminal defense representation. She handles all of the criminal defense matters at the firm. Our criminal defense lawyer in Rockville is ready to protect your rights, freedoms, and interests.


With 20+ years of criminal defense experience, Attorney Dolan is prepared to take your case.
Call now for help - (301) 608-3000!


Why You Need to Choose Kennedy & Dolan Immediately

In matters involving theft or burglary, taking swift legal action will be imperative. Failure to retain an aggressive defense could mean that significant evidence in your favor could be lost. At Kennedy & Dolan, our Rockville criminal defense attorney will immediately set to work to secure any evidence, witnesses, or testimonies that can be used to your benefit.

We know you cannot afford a conviction, and we offer the following to help champion your case:

  • We bring more than 50 years of collective experience to the table.
  • We litigate fiercely or negotiate aggressively on behalf of our clients.
  • We utilize all resources and efforts when trying to secure the best results for our clients.
  • We use our extensive knowledge of the law to our clients' favor.
  • We offer affordable payment plans and free case consultations.
  • We have been recognized for our skill by being included in the listing of Super Lawyers®.
  • We stand by our clients around-the-clock, 24 hours a day.

Do not assume your arrest will automatically lead to a criminal conviction! Regardless of how incriminating the evidence against you may seem, our legal team can determine which defensive strategy can be taken for your specific matter. We tirelessly pursue every avenue in an effort to reduce, acquit, or completely dismiss the charges against you.

Severity of Theft Crime Convictions in Maryland

Burglary is the crime of breaking into a residence or another person's property, such as a corporate building, in order to commit a felony. For example, individuals can be charged with burglary if they break into a home in hopes of stealing jewelry. They can also be charged with this crime if they break into an office building and vandalize the walls with graffiti. In Maryland, burglary is organized into several different categories.

Maryland categorizes theft crimes into misdemeanors and felonies, and the penalties may include:

  • 1 st Degree Burglary: Felony that carries 20 years of incarceration
  • 2 nd Degree Burglary: Felony that can result in 15 years' incarceration
  • 3 rd Degree Burglary: Felony that can result in up to 10 years of incarceration
  • 3 rd Degree Burglary with Intent to Steal a Firearm: Felony with up to 20 years' incarceration
  • 4 th Degree Burglary: Misdemeanor that carries up to 3 years of incarceration
  • 4 th Degree Burglary with Possession of Burglar's Tools: Misdemeanor that carries up to 3 years of incarceration

First-degree burglary involves breaking and entering the dwelling of another person with the intent to commit a crime of violence or theft. Second-degree burglary only concerns burglary of a person or a storehouse, which could include a pier, a garage, an aircraft carrier, or other locations. Third-degree burglary involves breaking and entering a residence to commit any sort of crime. Ms. Dolan can handle any type of burglary charge with confidence.

Call Us at (301) 608-3000 for Your Free Consultation

At Kennedy & Dolan, you can receive trusted and committed defense from a firm that truly cares. Attorney Dolan may be able to argue that your crime was unintentional or that you were mistaken with someone else.

Don't hesitate to call the firm today to get representation in your case.
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  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience
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