Baltimore Rape Defense Attorney

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What if I have been charged with Rape, or a Sex Crime in Baltimore?

Whether you have been the victim of a sexual crime or you have been accused of one in Maryland, you have certain legal rights to which you are entitled.

The following cases are handled by our offices:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual harassment
  • Molestation
  • Stalking
  • Internet crimes
  • Child pornography/exploitation
  • Sex trafficking
  • Luring or enticing a child
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Incest
  • Unlawful sexual activity
  • Lewd or lascivious acts or contact
  • Voyeurism
CrimeStatute -
Criminal Law Section
ClassificationPenaltyEnhanced Penalty
Rape in the first degree3-303(a)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding lifeSubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of parole
Rape in the first degree (victim is a child under the age of 16 years)3-303(b)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of paroleSubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of parole
Rape in the second degree3-304(a)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years
Rape in the second degree (defendant 18 and victim under 13)3-304(b)FelonySubject to imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not exceeding life imprisonment
Sexual offense in the first degree3-305(a)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding lifeSubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of parole
Sexual offense in the first degree (victim is a child under the age of 16 years)3-305(b)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of paroleSubject to imprisonment not exceeding life without the possibility of parole
Sexual offense in the first degree (defendant 18 and victim under 13)3-305(c)FelonySubject to imprisonment not less than 25 years and not exceeding life without the possibility of parole
Sexual offense in the second degree3-306(a)FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years
Sexual offense in the second degree (defendant 18 and victim under 13)3-306(b)FelonySubject to imprisonment for not less than 15 years and not exceeding life
Sexual offense in the third degree3-307FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years
Sexual offense in the fourth degree3-308MisdemeanorSubject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or bothSubject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both
Attempted rape in the first degree3-309FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding life
Attempted rape in the second degree3-310FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years
Attempted sexual offense in the first degree3-311FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding life
Attempted sexual offense in the second degree3-312FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years
Sexual conduct between correctional or Department of Juvenile Services employee or court-provided services provider and inmate or confined child3-314MisdemeanorSubject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $3,000 or both
Continuing course of conduct with child3-315FelonyImprisonment not exceeding 30 years
Sodomy3-321FelonyImprisonment not exceeding 10 years
Unnatural or perverted sexual practices3-322MisdemeanorSubject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $1000 or both
Incest3-323FelonyImprisonment not less than 1 year and not exceeding 10 years
Sexual solicitation of minor3-324FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 eras or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both
Use of personal information or the identity of another3-325FelonySubject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both

What are the Consequences or Rape or a Sex Crime?

Any person accused of or charged with a crime in the United States has certain constitutionally guaranteed legal rights, which include the right to competent legal representation and the right to a fair trial.

Sexual crimes typically have two main consequences. The first is the criminal penalties including time spent imprisoned and a lifetime spent on the sex offender registry.

The second consequence is the social stigma associated with these crimes, which may lead to job loss, divorce, and estrangement from friends and family. You will also be labeled publicly as a registered sex offender.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Randolph Rice for your Criminal Defense?

Rape cases can be complicated and difficult to litigate and defend. Rape charges are strongly pursued by law enforcement and the state’s attorney for the jurisdiction in which the crime allegedly occurred.

If you have been charged or arrested for Rape in Maryland, you need an experience, skilled, trusted, and knowledgeable Rape criminal defense attorney. Without the assistance and help, you have little chance of winning your case, if it goes to trial.

At the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the details and specifics of the Rape charges. We will formulate the most appropriate argument for your Rape defense.

Often, the law enforcement agencies or State’s Attorney’s office for the county you are charged in will overlook an aspect of the case, if this happen, we will find other witnesses or evidence to present to the Court or state’s attorney’s office to support your side of the Rape case. We will work with you and fight for your rights and freedoms.

Don’t Go to Court Alone. A criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life. You could spend years in jail, pay fines, Court costs and regret not having a professional attorney advising you on the best decisions in your criminal case. Call Attorney Randolph Rice at 410.288.2900 to schedule a FREE criminal defense consultation. We have years of experience and we can put that knowledge to work in your criminal case.

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