Penalty Prostitution Frederick County Maryland

Penalty For Prostitution In Frederick County – Maryland Lawyers

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Marker v. State

Facts:

Defendant worked in a massage parlor that was raided by the police. Defendant was accused of offering a sexual act to a police officer. Defendant claimed that she did not know that the premises were being used for prostitution and that the evidence did not support her conviction. The court reversed defendant’s penalty on conviction.

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Penalty Prostitution Frederick County Maryland
Penalty Prostitution Frederick County Maryland

Holdings:

The Maryland Court made the following holding:
  • Md. Ann. Code art. 27, § 15(b) is aimed at two different types of offenders. First, it applies to those who occupy any place for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or assignation. Secondly, it is directed at those who permit any place owned by him or under his control to be used for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or assignation with the knowledge or reasonable cause to know that the same is, or is to be used for, such purpose.
  • The phrase “for the purpose of prostitution, lewdness or assignation” under Md. Ann. Code art. 27, § 15(b) is a mens rea requirement modifying the verb “occupy.” “For the purpose of” is one of the phrases used in criminal statutes to indicate some “bad-mind” requirement.
  • “Purpose” is the motive for an act, the intention which prompted it, and without which it would not have occurred. “Purpose” is an intent that motivates. Action is had because of one or more purposes. Accompanying the purpose are intentions which are purely incidental and which exert no influence on the action.

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Penalty For Prostitution In Frederick County – Maryland Attorneys

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.