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§ 3-704. Extortion by false accusation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 7. Extortion and Other Threats
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-704
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 563
§ 3-704. Extortion by false accusation
Prohibited
(a) A person, with the intent to unlawfully extort money, property, labor, services, or anything of value from another, may not falsely accuse or threaten to falsely accuse another of a crime or of anything that, if the accusation were true, would tend to bring the other into contempt or disrepute.
Penalty
(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2004, c. 117, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2007, c. 340, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, c. 341, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
Formerly Art. 27, § 563.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-704, MD CRIM LAW § 3-704
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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