Criminal

This site does not generally give information on criminal matters, however, we can direct you to other resources in Maryland.

Defendant's Rights

Expungement

Filing Charges

  • This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.

Victim's Rights

Criminal

Legal Options

  • 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.

Child Abuse/Neglect

DWI

  • This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.

Criminal Law

Youth Law

Other Legal Issues

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