Situated along the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States, the state of Maryland is one of the smallest states in the nation. Bordered by Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Maryland is considered the birthplace of religious freedom.
Maryland is also part of the bustling Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and it’s capital, Annapolis, is home to the United States Naval Academy.
Maryland is approximately 12,406.68 square miles and is home to more than 5.9 million people. Nearly 52% of Maryland residents were female, and approximately 22% of residents were under the age of 18. With an estimated 2.4 million households, Maryland’s median household income is among the highest in the country at $73,538, and residents’ homeownership rate tops the national average at 67.6%.
Maryland’s economy is driven by many industries, but due to its close proximity to Washington, D.C., it is most often associated with government agencies on the federal, state and local levels. Additionally, Maryland is home to several premier educational and medical research facilities, including Johns Hopkins University and its medical research facilities.
Overall, white-collar, administrative and technical workers comprise more than 25% of the state’s workforce.
Maryland is also known for its port city of Baltimore, which is well known for its imports on raw materials and other bulk commodities, such as petroleum. The Port of Baltimore ranks as the eighth largest port in the United States and continues to be a major influencer in Maryland’s ever-booming economy and its lower than average unemployment rate.
Just as in other parts of the country, crime is ever-present in Maryland, and residents need to know that they can be represented by a local Maryland criminal defense attorney should they ever be charged with, for instance, a sex crime.
Circumstances involving crimes of a sexual nature are varied and often complex. Sex crimes are categorized as a criminal offense that involves a sexual act or sexual contact with another. This includes criminal offenses specific to minors.
Criminal sex offenses vary in nature, from coercion and enticement to kidnapping or abusive sexual contact, with each carrying varying penalties. Those convicted of a sex offense are often classified as sex offenders and monitored through a registry in their respective jurisdictions. Being accused of a sex crime can have implications for one’s family and professional life.
If you or someone you know is being investigated for a sex-related offense, you need criminal defense attorneys who understand the laws and guidelines in Maryland.
In the state of Maryland, the law firm of Lotze Mosley, LLP is a team that understands the many degrees regarding crimes of a sexual nature.
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