2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 3 - Sexual Crimes
§ 3-317. Rape and sexual offense -- Charging document

  • (a) Content. -- An indictment, information, or warrant for a crime under § 3-303, § 3-304, §§ 3-307 through 3-310 or § 3-314 of this subtitle is sufficient if it substantially states:

    "(name of defendant) on (date) in (county) committed a rape or sexual offense on (name of victim) in violation of (section violated) against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.".

  • (b) Bill of particulars. -- In a case in which the general form of indictment, information, or warrant described in subsection (a) of this section is used, the defendant is entitled to a bill of particulars specifically setting forth the allegations against the defendant.

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