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§ 11-1001. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Procedure

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Victims and Witnesses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Treatment and Help (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-1001
§ 11-1001. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Crime” means conduct that is a crime under the law of this State or federal law.
(c)(1) “Disposition” means the sentencing or determination of penalty or punishment to be imposed on a person convicted of a crime or against whom a finding of sufficient facts for conviction is made.
(2) “Disposition” includes dismissal of charges or other disposition under a plea bargain agreement.
(d) “Restitution” means money or services that a defendant is ordered to pay or render to a victim, victim's representative, or other person or governmental unit.
(e) “Victim” means a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm as a result of a crime.
Victim’s representative
(f) “Victim's representative” includes:
(1) a spouse, child, sibling, or a parent of a victim who is a minor, incompetent, or a victim of a homicide; or
(2) a guardian of a minor or an incompetent.
(g) “Witness” means a person who is or expects to be a State's witness.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 429, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
Formerly Art. 27, § 847.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-1001, MD CRIM PROC § 11-1001
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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