2010 Maryland Code
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:
(2) larceny by trick;
(3) larceny after trust;
(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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