ASSAULT

 

MARYLAND CRIMINAL CODE

Subtitle 2 - Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes

Section 3-202 - Assault in the first degree.
§ 3-202. Assault in the first degree.
 

 (a)  Prohibited.-  

(1) A person may not intentionally cause or attempt to cause serious physical injury to another. 

(2) A person may not commit an assault with a firearm, including: 

(i) a handgun, antique firearm, rifle, shotgun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle, as those terms are defined in § 4-201 of this article; 

(ii) an assault pistol, as defined in § 4-301 of this article; 

(iii) a machine gun, as defined in § 4-401 of this article; and 

(iv) a regulated firearm, as defined in § 5-101 of the Public Safety Article. 

(b)  Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of assault in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 25 years.

TITLE 3 - OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON
Subtitle 2 - Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Related Crimes
Section 3-203 - Assault in the second degree.
§ 3-203. Assault in the second degree.
 

 (a)  Prohibited.- A person may not commit an assault. 

(b)  Penalty.- Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $2,500 or both. 

(c)  Law enforcement officer.-  

(1) In this subsection, "physical injury" means any impairment of physical condition, excluding minor injuries. 

(2) A person may not intentionally cause physical injury to another if the person knows or has reason to know that the other is: 

(i) a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of the officer's official duties; or 

(ii) a parole or probation agent engaged in the performance of the agent's official duties. 

(3) A person who violates paragraph (2) of this subsection is guilty of the felony of assault in the second degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.