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NOTE: Included in deadly or dangerous weapons are a dirk knife, bowie knife, switchblade knife, star knife, sandclub, metal knuckles, a razor and a nunchaku. Not included are penknives without switchblades, or handguns.
NOTE: As used in this section, a "star knife" is a device used as a throwing weapon, consisting of several sharp or pointed blades arrayed as radially disposed arms about a central disk.
As used in this section, a "nunchaku" is a device consisting of two pieces, wood, metal, plastic, or other like substance connected by any chain, rope, leather or other flexible material not exceeding 24 inches in length.
NOTE: Carrying or wearing chemical mace, pepper mace, or a tear gas device concealed is not made illegal by this section if the defendant is an adult. Carrying such a device openly with intent to injure is charged under CR 4-101. The appropriate choices are provided in the wording below.
NOTE: The possession of pepper mace by a juvenile is a criminal charge under CR 4-101, but does not carry automatic adult jurisdiction.
...did [possess/use] an electronic control device after being convicted of a violation of [CR 5-602/CR 5-603/CR 5-604/CR 5-605/CR 5-606/CR 5-613/CR 5-614/a crime of violence.]
NOTE: Refer to CR 4-203(c) for appropriate penalty, including reference for subsequent convictions and or school property.
…did unlawfully [possess in/sell in/offer to sell in/transfer in/purchase in/receive in/transport into] Maryland, an assault weapon, to wit: ______ (describe weapon).
NOTE: The Acts of 1997 revised the laws on explosives to consolidate the law on this subject and to ensure that the creation of any device intended to cause damage to property or injury to persons by way of explosion, fire, or poison is covered by the law. This revision does not prohibit or regulate any materials that are currently legal and commonly used in households and in business. This subheading would apply to such materials only when they are intentionally combined with a delivery system so as to create a destructive capacity for which they were never intended. Items that have legitimate uses become subject to the provisions of this subheading when a person uses them for a criminal purpose.
NOTE: "Explosive material" means material which explodes
when detonated and has a destructive capability, including:
dynamite, ammonium nitrate, natural gas, oxygen cannisters.
Section 5-202 of the Criminal Law Article allows the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the “Department”) to add substances to the schedule list of controlled dangerous substances. If a substance is adopted as a controlled dangerous substance by the the Department, it may apply to CDS charges under Title 5 of the Criminal Law Article.
CP 1-210(b) A person who, in good faith, seeks, provides, or assists with the provision of medical assistance for a person reasonably believed to be experiencing a medical emergency after ingesting or using alcohol or drugs shall be immune from criminal arrest, charge, or prosecution for a violation of CR 5-601, 5-619, 5-620, 10-114, 10-116, and 10-117 if the evidence for the criminal arrest, charge, or prosecution was obtained solely as a result of the person’s seeking, providing, or assisting with the provision of medical assistance.
CP 1-210(c) A person who reasonably believes that the person is experiencing a medical emergency after ingesting or using alcohol or drugs shall be immune from criminal arrest, charge, or prosecution for a violation of CR 5-601, 5-619, 5-620, 10-114, 10-116, and 10-117 if the evidence for the criminal arrest, charge, or prosecution was obtained solely as a result of the person seeking or receiving medical assistance.
...did unlawfully distribute to _____(name) a [controlled dangerous substance/controlled dangerous substance analogue] of Schedule _____, to wit: ______. (See List Below)
…did [manufacture/distribute/possess] equipment that is designed to [print/imprint/reproduce] an [authentic/imitation] [trademark/trade name/identifying mark/imprint/number/device of ___] onto a [drug/container of a drug/label of a drug] rendering the drug a counterfeit substance.
...did keep and maintain a common nuisance, to wit: ____ (describe) for the illegal [manufacture/distribution/dispensing/storage/concealment] of a [controlled dangerous substance/controlled dangerous substance analogue/controlled paraphernalia].
...did keep and maintain a common nuisance, to wit: ____ (describe, see note above) for the illegal [manufacturing/distribution/dispensing/storage/ concealment] of a [controlled dangerous substance/controlled dangerous substance analogue] of Schedule ______, to wit: _____.
...did as an [organizer/supervisor/financier/manager] in a consiracy with ___, to [manufacture/distribute/bring into the State/transport into the State] a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule ___to wit:___, in the amount of ____(see note).
...did [distribute to ____/attempt to distribute to _____/possess with the intent to distribute] a non-controlled substance upon the representation that the said substance was a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule ____, to wit: _____.
...did, with the intent to promote an offense/conceal and disguise the [nature/location/source/ownership/control of proceeds] of an offense involving a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule ____, to wit: _____, did [receive/acquire/engage in/conduct financial transactions involving proceeds], knowing that the proceeds were derived from a controlled dangerous substance offense.
...did, with the intent to [promote an offense/conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership and control of proceeds of an offense] involving a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule ____, to wit: _____, did [give/sell/ transfer/trace/invest/conceal/transport/maintain] an interest in proceeds and did [direct/promote/plan/organize/ initiate/finance/manage/supervise/facilitate]the transportation and transfer of proceeds, knowing that the proceeds were derived from a controlled dangerous substance offense.
...did [manufacture/distribute to _____/conspire with ____ to distribute] a [controlled dangerous substance/controlled
dangerous substance analogue] of Schedule _____, to wit:
______ [on a school bus/on the property/within 1000 feet of the property] of ______ (name or identify school).
...did unlawfully [hire/solicit/engage/use] _____, a minor, on behalf of _____ (defendant), for the purpose of[ manufacturing/distributing/delivering] a [controlled dangerous substance/conrolled dangerous substance analogue] of Schedule ______, to wit: _____, in sufficient quantity to reasonably indicate under all the circumstances an intent to distribute the said substance.
...did unlawfully possess a prescription drug, to wit: ____, in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute said drug.
...did unlawfully affix a [false/forged] label to a [package/ container/other receptacle] containing a prescription drug.
...did unlawfully [obtain/attempt to obtain] ____, a prescription drug, by [forging/altering] a [prescription/written order].
...did unlawfully [obtain/attempt to obtain] _____, a prescription drug, by [representing [himself/herself] to be ______(name)/falsely assuming the title of______(name)] a [manufacturer/distributor/practitioner].
...did, being engaged in the business, knowingly sell and deliver to ____ (person) a [drug/medicine/chemical preparation for medicinal use] different from the [prescription drug/controlled dangerous substance/medicine/chemical preparation] [order by the said _____(name)/required by the said prescription].
...did deliberately [smell/inhale] ________, a [drug,noxious substance/chemical] containing [ketones / aldehydes / butane/ butyl nitrate / nitrous oxide / menthyl benzene / organic acetates / ether / chlorinated hydrocarbons / fluorinated hydrocarbons / solvents releasing toxic vapors] in such quantities as to cause [intoxication/inebriation/excitemen/stupefaction/a dulling of the brain or nervous system].
...did, as a [registrant/authorized person], [knowingly/intentionally] [keep/maintain] a [store/shop/warehouse/dwelling house/building, etc.], which is [resorted to by drug abusers for the purpose of using controlled dangerous substance/used for the keeping and selling of controlled dangerous substance contrary to law].
… did as a registrant and without authorization under [his/her] registration, [manufacture/distribute/dispense] a controlled dangerous substance to wit: ______(describe) to ________ (name) another [registrant/authorized person] without
...did distribute to _____ another [registrant/unauthorized person], a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule ____, to wit: _____, not authorized by [his/her] registration.
NOTE: "Dwelling: means a structure, regardless of whether an individual is actually present, any portion of which has been adapted for overnight accommodation of individuals, including any kitchen, shop, barn, adjoining the structure.
"Maliciously" describes an act done with intent to harm a person or property.
"Occupied structure" means a structure, other than a dwelling in or on which at the time of the offense another individual who is not a participant in the offense is present.
"Structure" means a building, other construction, vehicle, or watercraft, including any barn, stable, garage, pier, wharf, boathouse, and any facility attached to a pier or wharf; any shop, storehouse, warehouse, factory, mill, house of worship, meeting house, courthouse, workhouse, school, tent, public building, or public bridge; and any motor vehicle, aircraft, boat, ship, and railroad car.
"Willfully" describes an act which is done intentionally, knowingly, and purposely.
If a structure is divided into separately owned or leased units, each unit shall be considered a separate structure for purposes of a prosecution under this subheading.
NOTE: "Storehouse" retains its judicially determined meaning and also means any building, other construction, or watercraft, including: any barn, stable, garage, pier, wharf, boathouse and any facility attached to a pier or wharf; any shop, storeroom, warehouse, factory, mill, house of worship, meetinghouse, courthouse, workhouse, school, or public building and any trailer, aircraft, boat, ship, or railroad car.
...did willfully and maliciously [destroy/injure/deface]______ (describe), the [real/personal] property of _____ (owner/lessee, etc.), the amount of damage having a value of less than $1,000.
...did willfully and maliciously [destroy/injure/deface] ____ (describe), the [real/personal] property of ____ (owner/lessee, etc.), the amount of damage having a value of $1,000 or more.
...unlawfully did possess [manufactured serial numbers/vehicle indentification plates/labels] with the intent for the [serial numbers/ vehicle identification plates/labels] to be [affixed to stolen property/ to be used for fraudulent purposes].