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§ 3-321. Sodomy

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 3. Sexual Crimes (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-321
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 553
§ 3-321. Sodomy
A person who is convicted of sodomy is guilty of a felony and is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.

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Added as Criminal Law § 3-319 by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Renumbered as Criminal Law § 3-320 by Acts 2002, c. 266, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Renumbered as Criminal Law § 3-321 by Acts 2002, c. 278, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 553.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 26):
This section is new language derived without substantive change from former Art. 27, § 553.
The reference to being “guilty of a felony” is added to state expressly that which was previously established in the common law of Maryland. See Davis v. State, 3 Har. & J. 154 (1810); Cherry v. State, 18 Md. App. 252, 265 (1973).
The former redundant reference to the “crime of” sodomy is deleted as surplusage.
The reference to being “subject to imprisonment” is substituted for the former reference to being “sentenced to the penitentiary” for consistency within this article. Currently, inmates are sentenced to the custody of a unit such as the Division of Correction and then are placed in a particular facility. See CS § 9-103.
Defined term: “Person” § 1-101
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2002 Legislation
Acts 2002, c. 266, § 1, renumbered Criminal Law §§ 3-313 through 3-321, as added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, to be Criminal Law §§ 3-314 through 3-322, respectively. Acts 2002, c. 278, § 1, renumbered Criminal Law §§ 3-314 through 3-321, as added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, to be Criminal Law §§ 3-315 through 3-322, respectively. Criminal Law §§ 3-314 through 3-321, as added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, have been designated as Criminal Law §§ 3-316 through 3-323, respectively.
Derivation:
Former Art. 27, § 553, related to sentence for sodomy, generally, repealed by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 1.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-321, MD CRIM LAW § 3-321
Current through all legislation from the 2018 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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