Rape- first degree - Maryland Sexual Assault Laws

In Maryland, the criminal charge of Rape- first degree is classified as a Felony.

Rape- first degree Crime & Punishment in Maryland :

The Maryland code § 3-303 defines one degrees of the crime rape- first degree, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.

Severity Rape- first degree - Charge Description Punishment
  • If victim is under 16 or defendant has prior offenses.
  • Sentence not to exceed life without parole
  • Sentence not to exceed life

Rape- first degree defined in other states :

Rape- first degree is a charge in a total of nine other state(s). The exact definition, charge type, and potential sentencing of this charge varying state to state. For further details please refer to the state page.

State Charge Type(s) Punishment(s)
Alabama Class A felony No less than 10 years and no more than life or 99 years
Delaware Class A felony 15 years to life in prison
Kentucky Class A felony; Class B felony 20-50 years in prison; 10-20 years in prison
New York Class B felony 5-25 years in jail
North Carolina Class B1 felony Minimum sentence of imprisonment is 25 years (defendant is give life w/o parole if victim under 12 or if defendant has prior B1 conviction )
Oklahoma Felony Punishable by death or imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a minimum of 5 years.
Oregon Class A felony Up to 20 years; $300,000 fine
South Dakota Class C felony Life imprisonment and up to $50,000 in fines
Washington Class A felony Maximum of life in prison, and/or a fine of $50,000

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