Criminal Law

General Criminal Law Articles

The age of consent refers to the legal age in which someone may engage in sexual activity.
A Child In Need of Supervision is a child who needs guidance, treatment, or rehabilitation, and falls under one of three categories.
This article defines who is counted as a child under Maryland criminal law.
The juvenile expungement law establishes a procedure through which a person with a juvenile record can ask a court to have the record "expunged" (removed from public view).
This article explains the steps in the juvenile record expungement process.
Maryland law makes it a crime to fail to provide for children in your care.
In Maryland, a child under the age of 8 years may not be left unattended at home, at school, or in a car. Effective October 1, 2013, when a parent or permanent custodian becomes aware that a child under the age of 13 has gone missing, that person must notify appropriate law enforcement within 24 hours, and when a parent or permanent custodian becomes aware that a minor has died, that person must notify appropriate law enforcement or medical authority within 5 hours.