Prosecutors often target accountants and other professionals who similarly handle their client’s money for white collar charges. They will often charge the accused person with a felony, even if the amount of allegedly stolen money is relatively small.
Maryland law enforcement and federal authorities work hard to stop the spread of child pornography over the Internet. A major component of this campaign is to pursue criminal penalties for those caught with illegal images on their computers. This emphasis on punishing possessors of child pornography has resulted in lengthy prison sentences and other penalties for many Maryland residents.