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§ 7-102. Rules of construction

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Theft and Related Crimes
Subtitle 1. Crimes Involving Theft
Part I. Theft
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 7-102
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 340; MD CODE Art. 27, § 341
§ 7-102. Rules of construction
Interpretation of part
(a) Conduct described as theft in this part constitutes a single crime and includes the separate crimes formerly known as:
(1) larceny;
(2) larceny by trick;
(3) larceny after trust;
(4) embezzlement;
(5) false pretenses;
(6) shoplifting; and
(7) receiving stolen property.
Knowing conduct
(b)(1) A person acts “knowingly”:
(i) with respect to conduct or a circumstance as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is aware of the conduct or that the circumstance exists;
(ii) with respect to the result of conduct as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is practically certain that the result will be caused by the person's conduct; and
(iii) with respect to a person's knowledge of the existence of a particular fact, if that knowledge is an element of a crime, when the person is practically certain of the existence of that fact.
(2) The terms “knowing” and “with knowledge” are construed in the same manner.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 340, 341.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 7-102, MD CRIM LAW § 7-102
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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