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This site does not generally give information on criminal matters, however, we can direct you to other resources in Maryland.
General Criminal Articles
The age of consent refers to the legal age in which someone may engage in sexual activity.
A youth who commits an offense that, if committed by an adult, would not be a crime. For example; truancy, run-away or "ungovernable."
This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.
Overview of Maryland's Juvenile Justice System
Maryland law makes it a crime to fail to provide for children in your care.
This page is designed for neighborhood activists who are calling the Baltimore City 911 system to report a crime, especially to report drug dealing.
This article defines who is counted as a child under Maryland criminal law.
This article covers expungement and pardons and includes how to remove your DNA from the state's DNA database.
This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.
All law enforcement entities in Maryland also provide extensive training and guidelines on domestic violence.
Maryland Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Service provides crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free offender information and hearing notification.
This article describes the rights of victims of crime and how victims may seek compensation.
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