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§ 3-201. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 2. Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes
Effective: October 1, 2010
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-201
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 12
§ 3-201. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Assault
(b) “Assault” means the crimes of assault, battery, and assault and battery, which retain their judicially determined meanings.
Law enforcement officer
(c)(1) “Law enforcement officer” has the meaning stated in § 3-101(e)(1) of the Public Safety Article without application of § 3-101(e)(2).
(2) “Law enforcement officer” includes:
(i) a correctional officer at a correctional facility; and
(ii) an officer employed by the WMATA Metro Transit Police, subject to the jurisdictional limitations under Article XVI, § 76 of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact, which is codified in § 10-204 of the Transportation Article.
Serious physical injury
(d) “Serious physical injury” means physical injury that:
(1) creates a substantial risk of death; or
(2) causes permanent or protracted serious:
(i) disfigurement;
(ii) loss of the function of any bodily member or organ; or
(iii) impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 233, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005; Acts 2005, c. 283, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2006, c. 305, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2008, c. 166, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2008, c. 167, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2010, c. 264, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 265, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010.
Formerly Art. 27, § 12.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-201, MD CRIM LAW § 3-201
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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