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§ 4-108. Charging document for crimes involving instruments

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Procedure

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Pretrial Procedures (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Charging Procedures and Documents (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 4-108
§ 4-108. Charging document for crimes involving instruments
Description of instrument
(a) In making an averment as to an instrument, whether the instrument consists wholly or partly of writing, print, or figures, a charging document may describe the instrument by its usual name or designation or by its purport, without setting out a copy of the instrument or part of the instrument.
Application of section
(b)(1) This subsection applies to a charging document for:
(i) counterfeiting, issuing, disposing of, altering, stealing, embezzling, destroying, or passing any kind of instrument; or
(ii) theft by the obtaining of property by false pretenses.
(2) A charging document is sufficient if the charging document alleges that the defendant acted with the intent to defraud, without alleging the intent of the defendant to defraud any particular person.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 612.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 4-108, MD CRIM PROC § 4-108
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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