Is Sexual Assault a Felony or Misdemeanor in Maryland?
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The difference between sex crimes of the third and fourth degree, as contrasted with sex crimes of the first or second degree, can be confusing. Generally, felony or misdemeanor sexual assault charges are divided by degree based on how the alleged incident aligns with numerous factors, including:
- Whether a dangerous weapon was involved
- The degree of harm inflicted or threatened
- Whether the defendant worked alone
- The alleged sex offense was committed in connection with a burglary
- The age of the victim
- The mental capacity or physical helplessness of the victim
- Other factors
Third and fourth degree and felony sex offenses can include rape, sexual assault, inappropriate touching, sexting, texting and numerous other charges.
If you are charged with a third or fourth degree or felony sex offense anywhere in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. I, attorney Jim Crawford, have handled the defense of hundreds of sex crimes from my offices in Baltimore, Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air.
If you are facing felony charges for a third or fourth degree sex offense in Maryland, contact a lawyer with 18 years of experience fighting these charges. Call 443-701-4525 or 866-635-0623.
I am skilled in investigating sex offense crimes and protecting clients' rights. After meeting with you I can examine the facts of your case and help you understand strategic options aimed at having your charges reduced or dropped.
How to Contact Me
If you have been charged with a third or fourth degree sex charge or a felony sex offense in Baltimore, Maryland, contact the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. I offer free initial consultations, accept credit cards and contract with interpreters if necessary. Also, I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operate four offices for your convenience, including my main office in Baltimore as well as offices in Catonsville, Annapolis and Bel Air. To contact me, call 443-701-4525 or 866-635-0623.