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§ 11-601. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal ProcedureEffective: March 14, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Victims and Witnesses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Restitution and Other Payments (Refs & Annos)
Part I. Restitution
Effective: March 14, 2016
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-601
§ 11-601. Definitions
In general
(a) In Part I of this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Central Collection Unit
(b) “Central Collection Unit” means the Central Collection Unit in the Department of Budget and Management.
(c) “Child” means a person under the age of 18 years.
(d)(1) “Crime” means an act committed by a person in the State that is a crime under:
(i) common law;
(ii) § 109 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County;
(iii) § 8A-1 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Talbot County; or
(iv) except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Annotated Code.
(2) “Crime” does not include a violation of the Transportation Article that is not punishable by a term of confinement.
(e) “Defendant” means a person:
(1) who has received probation before judgment;
(2) who has been found guilty of a crime, even if the defendant has been found not criminally responsible; or
(3) whose plea of nolo contendere to a crime has been accepted by the court.
(f) “Division” means the Division of Parole and Probation.
Judgment of restitution
(g) “Judgment of restitution” means a direct order for payment of restitution or an order for payment of restitution that is a condition of probation in an order of probation.
Liable parent
(h) “Liable parent” means a parent:
(1) whose child has committed a crime or delinquent act; and
(2) who has been ordered to pay restitution under § 11-604 of this subtitle.
Restitution obligor
(i) “Restitution obligor” means a defendant, child respondent, or liable parent against whom a judgment of restitution has been entered.
(j) “Victim” means:
(1) a person who suffers death, personal injury, or property damage or loss as a direct result of a crime or delinquent act; or
(2) if the person is deceased, the personal representative of the estate of the person.


Added by Acts 2001, c. 10, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 19, § 1, eff. April 9, 2002; Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2003, c. 17, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, c. 322, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003; Acts 2005, c. 512, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2016, c. 8, § 1, eff. March 14, 2016.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 805A, 810.
MD Code, Criminal Procedure, § 11-601, MD CRIM PROC § 11-601
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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