2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Procedure
Title 11 - Victims and Witnesses
Subtitle 7 - Sex Offender Registration
§ 11-707. Term of registration

  • (a) In general. --

    • (1)

      • (i) A tier I sex offender and a tier II sex offender shall register in person every 6 months with a local law enforcement unit for the term provided under paragraph (4) of this subsection.

      • (ii) Registration shall include a digital image that shall be updated every 6 months.

    • (2)

      • (i) A tier III sex offender shall register in person every 3 months with a local law enforcement unit for the term provided under paragraph (4) of this subsection.

      • (ii) Registration shall include a digital image that shall be updated every 6 months.

    • (3)

      • (i) A sexually violent predator shall register in person every 3 months with a local law enforcement unit for the term provided under paragraph (4) of this subsection.

      • (ii) Registration shall include a digital image that shall be updated every 6 months.

    • (4) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, the term of registration is:

      • (i) 15 years, if the registrant is a tier I sex offender;

      • (ii) 25 years, if the registrant is a tier II sex offender;

      • (iii) the life of the registrant, if the registrant is a tier III sex offender; or

      • (iv) up to 5 years, if the registrant is a person described under § 11-704(c)(1) of this subtitle, subject to reduction by the juvenile court on the filing of a petition by the registrant for a reduction in the term of registration.

    • (5) A registrant who is not a resident of the State shall register for the appropriate time specified in this subsection or until the registrant's employment, student enrollment, or transient status in the State ends.

  • (b) Computation of terms. -- A term of registration described in this section shall be computed from:

    • (1) the last date of release;

    • (2) the date granted probation;

    • (3) the date granted a suspended sentence; or

    • (4) the date the juvenile court's jurisdiction over the registrant terminates under § 3-8A-07 of the Courts Article if the registrant was a minor who lived in the State at the time the act was committed for which registration is required.

  • (c) Reduction of terms. -- The term of registration for a tier I sex offender shall be reduced to 10 years if, in the 10 years following the date on which the registrant was required to register, the registrant:

    • (1) is not convicted of any offense for which a term of imprisonment of more than 1 year may be imposed;

    • (2) is not convicted of any sex offense;

    • (3) successfully completes, without revocation, any period of supervised release, parole, or probation; and

    • (4) successfully completes an appropriate sex offender treatment program.

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