Baltimore Fourth-Degree Sex Abuse Attorney
Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Representation in Maryland
One of the most common sex crimes committed in Maryland is a fourth-degree sexual offense. Although a conviction for this type of offense results in less severe penalties compared to other sex crimes, simply being charged with sexual misconduct can cause irreparable damage to a person’s family life and professional reputation.
At the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, we can protect your rights and future against serious criminal charges. Our Baltimore criminal defense attorney is dedicated to helping you either get your entire case thrown out or your penalties significantly reduced. Let us help you obtain the most favorable outcome.
Fourth Degree Sexual Offense Definition & Penalties
Fourth-degree sex abuse can involve intentional, nonconsensual touching of another individual in a sexual nature. If a person who is 19 years of age has consensual intercourse or oral sex with a 14- or 15-year old, it is also considered fourth-degree sexual offense understand Maryland statutory rape laws. Lastly, this sex crime also applies to school employees who are over the age of 21 engages in sexual contact with a minor student.
A fourth-degree sexual offense is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000. However, if the defendant has a previous conviction for a sex crime, he/she faces up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000. Additionally, a conviction results in registration in the Maryland sex offender registry.
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If you have been arrested for a fourth-degree sexual offense, you need experienced and aggressive legal counsel to get the best results possible. Our Baltimore sex crime attorney has more than 25 years of legal experience and understands what it takes to build a strong and personalized defense strategy and fight for you.
Do not hesitate to contact us and speak with our skilled legal team today.