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Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 2-210

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(a)?In this section, ?vehicle? includes a motor vehicle, streetcar, locomotive, engine, and train.

(b)?A person may not cause the death of another as the result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle or vessel in a criminally negligent manner.

(c)?For purposes of this section, a person acts in a criminally negligent manner with respect to a result or a circumstance when:

(1)?the person should be aware, but fails to perceive, that the person's conduct creates a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such a result will occur; ?and

(2)?the failure to perceive constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person.

(d)?It is not a violation of this section for a person to cause the death of another as the result of the person's driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle or vessel in a negligent manner.

(e)?A violation of this section is criminally negligent manslaughter by vehicle or vessel.

(f)(1)?Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

(2)(i)?A person who violates this section, having previously been convicted under this section, ??2-209, ??2-503, ??2-504, ??2-505, ??2-506, or ??3-211 of this article, or ??21-902 of the Transportation Article, is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

(ii)?For the purposes of application of subsequent offender penalties under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph, a conviction for a crime committed in another state or federal jurisdiction that, if committed in this State would constitute a violation of this section, ??2-209, ??2-503, ??2-504, ??2-505, ??2-506, or ??3-211 of this article, or ??21-902 of the Transportation Article, shall be considered a violation of this section.

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