Maryland Criminal Offenses
The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with certain fundamental safeguards against intrusive governmental conduct. Particularly relevant to situations involving a criminal suspect or defendant are the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and, to a lesser extent, the Fourteenth Amendments. The Amendments provide a minimal level of protection. States such as Maryland are allowed to provide greater protections according to their own state constitutions. Further information on selected criminal offenses in Maryland is provided below.