2015 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Title 3 - INCOMPETENCY AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CRIMINAL CASES
§ 3-109 - Test for criminal responsibility

MD Crim Pro Code § 3-109 (2015) What's This?

(a) In general. -- A defendant is not criminally responsible for criminal conduct if, at the time of that conduct, the defendant, because of a mental disorder or mental retardation, lacks substantial capacity to:

(1) appreciate the criminality of that conduct; or

(2) conform that conduct to the requirements of law.

(b) Exclusions. -- For purposes of this section, "mental disorder" does not include an abnormality that is manifested only by repeated criminal or otherwise antisocial conduct.

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