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Digest of Criminal Laws

This online document contains only a small portion of the laws of Maryland. Its intent is to provide an abridged version of the laws for Police Officers when working. It should not be considered the only source of information. Portions of some sections have been edited or summarized. When in doubt about the actual language of the law, refer to the Annotated Code of Maryland.

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As of 2023, the DOCL is available ONLINE only. The table of contents is hyperlinked to the associated topic's page. The index is also hyperlinked; clicking on the page number will take you to that location! Users can bookmark the URL to their smart device. Directions on how to save the URL to the "home screen" of select devices can be viewed here: Bookmarking the DOCL.

The Digest of Criminal Laws is a publication of the Police and Correctional Training Commissions.