New Maryland laws kick in Oct. 1; 70 mph and easier divorce

October 1, 2015

By Capital News Service

Human trafficking (SB0520): A new law will provide an affirmative defense for people charged with prostitution as a result of human trafficking. If a person is charged with prostitution and is a victim of another individual who is charged with breaking the human trafficking law, they can use this defense. The defendant must provide the State's Attorney notice of the use of the defense at least 10 days before the trial takes place. —Erin Serpico