Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Maryland Hit and Run Laws

Under Maryland hit and run laws code section 20-104, leaving the scene of an accident is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If the accident results in property damage alone, a hit and run is a misdemeanor. Quick take: Maryland hit and run laws A hit-and-run that results in property damage … Read more

Maryland Sexting Laws

Maryland Sexting Laws

In the past, teens in Maryland faced obscenity or child pornography charges for sexting, but a new Maryland sexting law (2021) aims to lessen the punishment for sending inappropriate pictures in the state. Quick take: 180 3-8a-35 is Maryland’s new sexting law set to take effect on October 1st 2021. Under the new law, teens … Read more

Maryland Whistleblower Laws

A summary of whistleblower laws at the state level in Maryland

A Summary of Maryland Whistleblower Law Maryland follows the employment-at-will doctrine. This means employees can be fired for any reason or no reason. However, the state of Maryland has several statutory protections and common law protections that are used as an exception to this doctrine. Statutory protections are laws that are enacted by the state’s … Read more

Maryland Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws in the state of Maryland

Everything you need to know about Maryland child support laws, updated for 2020. Maryland child support guidelines continue to work under the presumption that child support is the legal obligation of all parents in the state. Stemming from this presumption is a formula that, in theory, is supposed to calculate parental responsibility. But how accurate … Read more

Maryland Car Seat Laws

Maryland Car Seat Laws

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Maryland A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Maryland The Kids in Safety Seats program educates people about the safety of kids in cars. Children younger than 1 year who weigh less than 20 pounds are required to ride on rear-facing seats. Children can graduate to … Read more

Maryland Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations MD- Summary Maryland’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Maryland Recording Laws

Maryland Recording Law Summary: Maryland’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In this state, it is a criminal offense to tape-record a conversation without the consent of all involved parties. Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 10-402. This means that in Maryland you are not legally … Read more