The Maryland People's Law Library
General Criminal Articles
Age of Consent
The age of consent refers to the legal age in which someone may engage in sexual activity.
Children in Need of Supervision (CINS)
A youth who commits an offense that, if committed by an adult, would not be a crime. For example; truancy, run-away or "ungovernable."
This article describes Maryland's driving while impaired by alcohol laws.
Juvenile System & Juvenile Courts
Overview of Maryland's Juvenile Justice System
The Crime of Child Neglect
Maryland law makes it a crime to fail to provide for children in your care.
Using Baltimore City 911 to Report Crimes
This page is designed for neighborhood activists who are calling the Baltimore City 911 system to report a crime, especially to report drug dealing.
Definition of 'Child' Under Maryland Criminal Law
This article defines who is counted as a child under Maryland criminal law.
Changing Your Criminal Record
This article covers expungement and pardons and includes how to remove your DNA from the state's DNA database.
Referrals for Help with Expungements
Various organizations provide assistance for individuals seeking expungement of their criminal record.
Filing Criminal Charges
This article describes the options for criminal charges a victim may wish to pursue against an abuser.
Law Enforcement Officers and Domestic Violence
All law enforcement entities in Maryland also provide extensive training and guidelines on domestic violence.
Rights of a Crime Victim, or Victim's Representative
This article describes the rights of victims of crime and how victims may seek restitution and compensation.
Tracking an Offender's Status
Maryland Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) Service provides crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free offender information and hearing notification.