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§ 3-109. Criminal responsibility for criminal conduct

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Procedure

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Incompetency and Criminal Responsibility in Criminal Cases (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 3-109
§ 3-109. Criminal responsibility for criminal conduct
Lack of capacity to appreciate criminality of conduct or conform conduct to law
(a) A defendant is not criminally responsible for criminal conduct if, at the time of that conduct, the defendant, because of a mental disorder or mental retardation, lacks substantial capacity to:
(1) appreciate the criminality of that conduct; or
(2) conform that conduct to the requirements of law.
Mental disorders
(b) For purposes of this section, “mental disorder” does not include an abnormality that is manifested only by repeated criminal or otherwise antisocial conduct.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 3-109, MD CRIM PROC § 3-109
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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