2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 23 - General Provisions
Section 2301 - Definitions
OFFENSES INVOLVING DANGER TO THE PERSON
23. General Provisions
25. Criminal Homicide
26. Crimes Against Unborn Child
30. Trafficking of Persons
31. Sexual Offenses
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, 5131 of this title; sections 6302, 6355 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).
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