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§ 6-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Crimes Against Property
Subtitle 1. Arson and Burning
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-101
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 5
§ 6-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)(1) “Dwelling” means a structure any part of which has been adapted for overnight accommodation of an individual, regardless of whether an individual is actually present.
(2) “Dwelling” includes a kitchen, shop, barn, stable, or outbuilding that is a parcel to, belongs to, or adjoins the dwelling.
(c) “Maliciously” means acting with intent to harm a person or property.
(d)(1) “Structure” means a building or other construction, a vehicle, or watercraft.
(2) “Structure” includes a:
(i) barn, stable, pier, wharf, and any facility attached to a pier or wharf;
(ii) tent, public building, or public bridge; and
(iii) railroad car.
(e) “Willfully” means acting intentionally, knowingly, and purposely.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 5.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-101, MD CRIM LAW § 6-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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