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§ 3-202. Assault in the first degree

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2020

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, 2020
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-202
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 12A-1
§ 3-202. Assault in the first degree
Strangling defined
(a) In this section, “strangling” means impeding the normal breathing or blood circulation of another person by applying pressure to the other person's throat or neck.
(b)(1) A person may not intentionally cause or attempt to cause serious physical injury to another.
(2) A person may not commit an assault with a firearm, including:
(i) a handgun, antique firearm, rifle, shotgun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle, as those terms are defined in § 4-201 of this article;
(ii) an assault pistol, as defined in § 4-301 of this article;
(iii) a machine gun, as defined in § 4-401 of this article; and
(iv) a regulated firearm, as defined in § 5-101 of the Public Safety Article.
(3) A person may not commit an assault by intentionally strangling another.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of assault in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 25 years.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 17, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, c. 283, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2020, c. 119, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 120, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
Formerly Art. 27, § 12A-1.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-202, MD CRIM LAW § 3-202
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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