Maryland's burglary and larceny laws historically have been intertwined with little attention given to the independent effects of each. As a result of the overlap of laws, two apparently redundant indictments charging first, conspiracy to break a dwelling in the daytime with intent to steal goods worth $100 or more, and second, conspiracy to break a dwelling in the daytime with intent to steal goods worth $100 or less are reasonable in view of the history of the laws. The author traces the independent development of the various burglary and larceny laws to demonstrate the sources of overlap and confusion in their application.
Moylan,, Charles E. Jr.
"The Historical Intertwining of Maryland's Burglary and Larceny Laws or the Singular Adventure of the Misunderstood Indictment Clerk,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol4/iss1/3