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§ 11-306. Solicit or offer to procure or solicit prostitution

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Indecency and Obscenity
Subtitle 3. Prostitution and Related Crimes
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 11-306
§ 11-306. Solicit or offer to procure or solicit prostitution
Prohibited
(a) A person may not knowingly procure or solicit or offer to procure or solicit prostitution or assignation.
Penalty
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.
Defense of duress
(c)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, in a prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense of duress if the defendant committed the act as a result of being a victim of an act of another in violation of Title 3, Subtitle 11 of this article or the prohibition against human trafficking under federal law.
(2) A defendant may not assert the affirmative defense provided in paragraph (1) of this subsection unless the defendant notifies the State's Attorney of the defendant's intention to assert the defense at least 10 days prior to trial.

Credits

Added by Acts 2019, c. 21, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 22, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 11-306, MD CRIM LAW § 11-306
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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