2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 23 - General Provisions
2301 - Definitions.


                                ARTICLE B
                 OFFENSES INVOLVING DANGER TO THE PERSON

     Chapter
       23.  General Provisions
       25.  Criminal Homicide
       26.  Crimes Against Unborn Child
       27.  Assault
       29.  Kidnapping
       30.  Trafficking of Persons.
       31.  Sexual Offenses
       32.  Abortion


                                CHAPTER 23
                            GENERAL PROVISIONS

     Sec.
     2301.  Definitions.

        Enactment.  Chapter 23 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482,
     No.334, effective in six months.
     § 2301.  Definitions.
        Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent
     provisions of this article which are applicable to specific
     chapters or other provisions of this article, the following
     words and phrases, when used in this article shall have, unless
     the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to
     them in this section:
        "Bodily injury."  Impairment of physical condition or
     substantial pain.
        "Deadly weapon."  Any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or
     any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death
     or serious bodily injury, or any other device or instrumentality
     which, in the manner in which it is used or intended to be used,
     is calculated or likely to produce death or serious bodily
     injury.
        "Serious bodily injury."  Bodily injury which creates a
     substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent
     disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function
     of any bodily member or organ.
        "Serious provocation."  Conduct sufficient to excite an
     intense passion in a reasonable person.

        Cross References.  Section 2301 is referred to in sections
     2602, 3101, 5106 of this title; sections 6302, 6355 of Title 42
     (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

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