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§ 3-205. Prison employee--Contact with bodily fluid

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

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
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-205
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 12A-6
§ 3-205. Prison employee--Contact with bodily fluid
(a) An inmate may not maliciously cause or attempt to cause an employee of a State correctional facility, a local correctional facility, or a sheriff's office, regardless of employment capacity, to come into contact with:
(1) seminal fluid, urine, or feces; or
(2) blood, if the contact with the blood is not the result of physical injury resulting from physical body contact between the inmate and the employee.
(b) An inmate 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 $2,500 or both.
Consecutive sentence
(c) A sentence imposed under this section shall be consecutive to any sentence that the inmate was serving at the time of the crime or that had been imposed but was not yet being served at the time of sentencing.
Suspension of sentence prohibited
(d) A sentence imposed under this section may not be suspended.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 12A-6.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-205, MD CRIM LAW § 3-205
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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