Sexual Offense- first degree - Maryland Sexual Assault Laws

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

Sexual Offense- first degree Crime & Punishment in Maryland :

The Maryland code § 3-305 defines one degrees of the crime sexual offense- 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 Sexual Offense- first degree - Charge Description Punishment
  • If victim is under 16 or has prior offenses.
  • Life without parole
  • Sentence not to exceed life

Sexual Offense- first degree defined in other states :

Sexual Offense- first degree is a charge in a total of one 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)
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 )

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