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§ 4-103. Disarming a law enforcement officer

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Weapon Crimes
Subtitle 1. General Provisions
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-103
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 36A-1
§ 4-103. Disarming a law enforcement officer
“Law enforcement officer” defined
(a) In this section, “law enforcement officer” means:
(1) a law enforcement officer who, in an official capacity, is authorized by law to make arrests;
(2) a sheriff, deputy sheriff, or assistant sheriff; or
(3) an employee of the Division of Correction, the Patuxent Institution, the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, the Division of Parole and Probation, a local correctional facility, or any booking facility.
(b) A person may not knowingly remove or attempt to remove a firearm from the possession of a law enforcement officer if:
(1) the law enforcement officer is lawfully acting within the course and scope of employment; and
(2) the person has knowledge or reason to know that the law enforcement officer is employed as a law enforcement officer.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.
(d) A sentence imposed under this section may be imposed separate from and consecutive to or concurrent with a sentence for any crime based on the act or acts establishing the violation under this section.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 36A-1.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-103, MD CRIM LAW § 4-103
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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