2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 7 - THEFT AND RELATED CRIMES
Subtitle 1 - Crimes Involving Theft
Section 7-102 - Rules of construction.

§ 7-102. Rules of construction.
 

(a)  Interpretation of part.- Conduct described as theft in this part constitutes a single crime and includes the separate crimes formerly known as: 

(1) larceny; 

(2) larceny by trick; 

(3) larceny after trust; 

(4) embezzlement; 

(5) false pretenses; 

(6) shoplifting; and 

(7) receiving stolen property. 

(b)  Knowing conduct.-  

(1) A person acts "knowingly": 

(i) with respect to conduct or a circumstance as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is aware of the conduct or that the circumstance exists; 

(ii) with respect to the result of conduct as described by a statute that defines a crime, when the person is practically certain that the result will be caused by the person's conduct; and 

(iii) with respect to a person's knowledge of the existence of a particular fact, if that knowledge is an element of a crime, when the person is practically certain of the existence of that fact. 

(2) The terms "knowing" and "with knowledge" are construed in the same manner. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 340(e), 341; 2002, ch. 26, § 2.]   

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