Maryland Code, Criminal Procedure § 11-723

(a) Except where a term of natural life without the possibility of parole is imposed, a sentence for the following persons shall include a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision:

(1) a person who is a sexually violent predator;

(2) a person who has been convicted of a violation of:

(ii)  § 3-305 or § 3-306(a)(1) or (2) of the Criminal Law Article as the sections existed before October 1, 2017;

(3) a person who has been convicted of a violation of § 3-309 or § 3-310 of the Criminal Law Article , § 3-311 of the Criminal Law Article as the section existed before October 1, 2017, or an attempt to commit a violation of § 3-306(a)(1) or (2) of the Criminal Law Article as the section existed before October 1, 2017;

(4) a person who has been convicted of a violation of § 3-602 of the Criminal Law Article involving a child under the age of 12 years;

(5) a person who is required to register under § 11-704(c) of this subtitle;  and

(6) a person who has been convicted more than once arising out of separate incidents of a crime that requires registration under this subtitle.

(b) Except where a term of natural life without the possibility of parole is imposed, a sentence for a violation of § 3-307(a)(1) or (2) of the Criminal Law Article may include a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision.

(c)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the term of lifetime sexual offender supervision imposed on a person for a crime committed on or after October 1, 2010, shall:

(i) be a term of life;  and

(ii) commence on the expiration of the later of any term of imprisonment, probation, parole, or mandatory supervision.

(2) For a person who is required to register under § 11-704(c) of this subtitle, the term of lifetime sexual offender supervision imposed for an act committed on or after October 1, 2010, shall:

(i) commence when the person's obligation to register commences;  and

(ii) expire when the person's obligation to register expires, unless the juvenile court:

1. finds after a hearing that there is a compelling reason for the supervision to continue;  and

2. orders the supervision to continue for a specified period of time.

(d)(1) For a sentence that includes a term of lifetime sexual offender supervision, the sentencing court, or juvenile court in the case of a person who is required to register under § 11-704(c) of this subtitle, shall impose special conditions of lifetime sexual offender supervision on the person at the time of sentencing, or imposition of the registration requirement in juvenile court, and advise the person of the length, conditions, and consecutive nature of that supervision.

(2) Before imposing special conditions, the sentencing court or juvenile court shall order:

(i) a presentence investigation in accordance with § 6-112 of the Correctional Services Article ;  and

(ii) for a sentence for a violation of § 3-307(a)(1) or (2) of the Criminal Law Article , a risk assessment of the person conducted by a sexual offender treatment provider.

(3) The conditions of lifetime sexual offender supervision may include:

(i) monitoring through global positioning satellite tracking or equivalent technology;

(ii) where appropriate and feasible, restricting a person from living in proximity to or loitering near schools, family child care homes, child care centers, and other places used primarily by minors;

(iii) restricting a person from obtaining employment or from participating in an activity that would bring the person into contact with minors;

(iv) requiring a person to participate in a sexual offender treatment program;

(v) prohibiting a person from using illicit drugs or alcohol;

(vi) authorizing a parole and probation agent to access the person's personal computer to check for material relating to sexual relations with minors;

(vii) requiring a person to take regular polygraph examinations;

(viii) prohibiting a person from contacting specific individuals or categories of individuals;  and

(ix) any other conditions deemed appropriate by the sentencing court or juvenile court.

(4) The sentencing court or juvenile court may adjust the special conditions of lifetime sexual offender supervision, in consultation with the person's sexual offender management team.


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