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§ 3-209. Defenses

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2021

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, 2021
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-209
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 12A-3
§ 3-209. Defenses
In general
(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a person charged with a crime under § 3-202, § 3-203, § 3-204, or § 3-205 of this subtitle may assert any judicially recognized defense.
Another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation
(b) The discovery or perception of, or belief about, another person's race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether or not accurate, is not a defense to the crime of assault in any degree.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2021, c. 369, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
Formerly Art. 27, § 12A-3.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-209, MD CRIM LAW § 3-209
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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