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Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 8-702

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(a) Unless the maker of a will gives instruction to the person keeping the will for safe custody, a person who receives a will for safe custody may not:

(1) destroy the will;  or

(2) after the person learns of the death of the maker, willfully hide the will for a period of 6 months.

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 18 months and not exceeding 15 years.

(c) A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Criminal Law § 8-702 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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