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Rogue and Vagabond

In Maryland, the crime of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and/or stealing its contents is referred to as “rogue and vagabond” or CR § 6-206.  Rogue and vagabond is a misdemeanor in Maryland punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment.  I can defend you against these serious charges.

There are two alternative ways to violate the rogue and vagabond statute.  The first is to possess a burglar’s tool with the intent to use the tool to break and enter a vehicle.  The second is to be in or on a motor vehicle with the intent to steal property that is in or on the vehicle, or the vehicle itself.

Rogue and vagabond is similar to and often charged along with theft, willfully damaging or tampering with a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and fourth degree burglary charges. If you are charged with stealing the vehicle itself, you may also be charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, and/or motor vehicle theft.

Like other theft charges, rogue and vagabond is a serious charge that can ruin your reputation and result in jail time without proper legal assistance. Call (301) 556‑8709 today so that I can start defending your freedom and your reputation.