2020 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 4 - Weapon Crimes
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Section 4-103 - Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer

    (a)    In this section, “law enforcement officer” means:

        (1)    a law enforcement officer who, in an official capacity, is authorized by law to make arrests;

        (2)    a sheriff, deputy sheriff, or assistant sheriff; or

        (3)    an employee of the Division of Correction, the Patuxent Institution, the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services, the Division of Parole and Probation, a local correctional facility, or any booking facility.

    (b)    A person may not knowingly remove or attempt to remove a firearm from the possession of a law enforcement officer if:

        (1)    the law enforcement officer is lawfully acting within the course and scope of employment; and

        (2)    the person has knowledge or reason to know that the law enforcement officer is employed as a law enforcement officer.

    (c)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

    (d)    A sentence imposed under this section may be imposed separate from and consecutive to or concurrent with a sentence for any crime based on the act or acts establishing the violation under this section.

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