Maryland Sexual Harassment Questions & Answers

Q: Re-opening a stet (I know I can file for early expungement, but I feel like this never works)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Dec 20, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Do not just file to set the case in for trial. Hire a lawyer to contact the SA to remove the case solely for the purpose of entering a nolle prosequi.

Q: I am being sexually and mental harrassed by my employer

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
Make sure to document your encounters with the employer, and save all of the inappropriate/harassing texts (preferably on a separate device from your phone). You should speak with an employment/labor attorney about the facts of your case.

Q: My neighbor took a pic of me. I was bent over gardening. He put the pic on a shirt and wore it to HOA mtg. Harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Joseph D. Allen's answer
It seems that the neighbor may have invaded your privacy- but this partially depends on whether you had a reasonable expectation of privacy in your back yard. It may be a close call in this situation, as your yard was visible from nearby residences. It is also possible that his actions of wearing the t-shirt was done with the intent to cause you emotional or other harm. This may be a situation where a letter from your attorney would do the trick- or it may be that this guy needs to be sued....

Q: If I have sex with a 16 or 17-year-old and she consented for the sexual engagement would I be charged with a crime?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
Here is the general Maryland rule:

first: consent can only be granted WHEN the statutes allow for consent. It is NOT a defense if you thought she was older.

IF you are 20, and she's 17, it is OK if she consents. If you are 21 and she's 17, it isn't generally OK. The age of seniority in Maryland (adulthood) is 18. If the other person is not 18, the sex would need to fit into one of the exceptions. Being 17 and consenting to sex with a 20 year old is an exception.


Q: If my child was investigated as a victim of a child abuse case in school, should the school relay specifics to parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on May 26, 2017
Thomas Joseph Maronick Jr's answer
They are supposed to contact the parents of the alleged abused individual. Parents are to be notified depending on what kind of school and what level of school this was.

Q: If I am wrongly being accused of sexual touching on a woman and I didn't do it what could happen

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Bennett James Wills' answer
Have charges been filed against you? If so, you should consult local counsel immediately.

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