2021 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Procedure
Title 4 - Pretrial Procedures
Subtitle 1 - Charging Procedures and Documents
Section 4-108 - Charging Document for Crimes Involving Instruments

    (a)    In making an averment as to an instrument, whether the instrument consists wholly or partly of writing, print, or figures, a charging document may describe the instrument by its usual name or designation or by its purport, without setting out a copy of the instrument or part of the instrument.

    (b)    (1)    This subsection applies to a charging document for:

            (i)    counterfeiting, issuing, disposing of, altering, stealing, embezzling, destroying, or passing any kind of instrument; or

            (ii)    theft by the obtaining of property by false pretenses.

        (2)    A charging document is sufficient if the charging document alleges that the defendant acted with the intent to defraud, without alleging the intent of the defendant to defraud any particular person.

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