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§ 1-301. Accessory after the fact

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. General Provisions
Subtitle 3. Accessory After the Fact
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 1-301
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 2A
§ 1-301. Accessory after the fact
Accessory after the fact to a felony
(a) Unless otherwise provided by law and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person who is convicted of being an accessory after the fact to a felony is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to the lesser of:
(1) imprisonment not exceeding 5 years; or
(2) a penalty not exceeding the maximum penalty provided by law for committing the underlying felony.
Accessory after the fact to murder in the first and second degrees
(b)(1) A person who is convicted of being an accessory after the fact to murder in the first degree is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.
(2) A person who is convicted of being an accessory after the fact to murder in the second degree is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 635, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 27, § 2A.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2002, c. 26):
This section formerly was Art. 27, § 2A.
In item (2) of this section, the reference to the “underlying felony” is substituted for the former reference to the “crime” for clarity.
No other changes are made.
Defined term: “Person” § 1-101
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2013 Legislation
Acts 2013, c. 635, § 1, rewrote the section, which previously had read:
“Unless otherwise provided by law, a person who is convicted of being an accessory after the fact to a felony is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to the lesser of
“(1) imprisonment not exceeding 5 years; or
“(2) a penalty not exceeding the maximum penalty provided by law for committing the underlying felony.”
Acts 2013, c. 635, § 2, provides:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall be construed to apply only prospectively and may not be applied or interpreted to have any effect on or application to any offense committed before the effective date of this Act.”
Derivation:
Former Art. 27, § 2A, related to accessory to a felony, repealed by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 1.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 1-301, MD CRIM LAW § 1-301
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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