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.
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).
When a minor (someone younger than 18) commits an offense that would be considered a crime if committed by an adult, the offense is considered an act of juvenile delinquency.
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.