Attorneys for Sexual Predatory Laws in Baltimore, MD

First of all, calling someone a “sexual predator,” generally speaking, is unfair. It classifies an entire group of people who were convicted of some type of sex offense, no matter the circumstances, and have served their time. In Maryland, people often think of “sexual predators” as those who are listed on the sex offender registry.

I know that just because you’ve been accused of a crime, doesn’t mean you’re a sexual predator. I’ve been a defense lawyer long enough (since 1992) to know that every person deserves to be treated as a person, not a predator. Unfortunately, that’s not how the prosecution sees it.

If you’ve been charged with a sex offense like rape or child sex abuse, do not hesitate to call me at 443-709-9999 or contact me by email. Initial consultations are completely free.


About Sexual Predator Law in Maryland

The term “sexual predator” has historically been confined to those who are believed to pose the greatest risk to the safety of others. In some cases, offenders are committed indefinitely, even after their prison sentences have been served.

But the term has increasingly been applied to anyone and everyone who has been accused of a sex offense. Take these examples:

  • Statutory rape. A young man only 18- or 19-years-old could be classified as a “sexual predator” after a conviction for statutory rape arising out of consensual sex with his girlfriend.
  • Sex offense registry. A Google search for “sexual predator” currently pulls up local or national sex offender registries, implicating that anyone on those registries is a so-called predator.

Maryland does not have specific “sexual predator law” on the books; rather, the punishment upon conviction will depend on the nature of the accusations. The stigma, however, will be the same no matter what.


Registration Requirements for “Sexual Predators”

Each of the Maryland laws relating to sex offenses has standard and enhanced penalties. The legislature attempted to enhance penalties for people who are repeat offenders and/or who engage in heinous acts.

Aside from extremely tough prison and probation terms, the Maryland legislature determined that ” sexual predators” have higher registration requirements. A person who is deemed a predator is thought to be a risk for committing a subsequent sexually violent offense based on the facts shown in prior cases and actions.

When someone is labeled as a sexual predator they are deemed to be an extremely high risk to the community and therefore if released they must jump through an extreme amount of hoops in order to stay out.


Finding a Lawyer for Sexual Predator Laws in Maryland

Over the last 10 years, the Maryland legislature has enhanced penalties for all sexual crimes, including for sexual predators. A sexual predator can be sentenced via any one of the Maryland sex offense statutes. The sole purpose is not to rehabilitate but to protect society and the community from these individuals. The thought process is not rehabilitation as much as it is for simple protection.

The term “sexual predator” is a loaded term used by politicians and prosecutors. Defend yourself against an allegation of a sexually motivated crime including rape and sexual assault.

Call 443-709-9999 or contact me online.