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What Does Maryland Law Consider a Dangerous Weapon?

Experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyers know there has been extensive litigation involving what constitutes a dangerous weapon within the meaning contained in the robbery statute. Things like:

  • inoperable guns
  • unloaded guns, and even
  • starter pistols

Have all be considered dangerous weapons, if, for no other reason, than they can be used to bludgeon a victim. Creative criminal defense attorneys have argued that toy guns are not dangerous weapons, and that their clients in fact used toy guns, or that the State failed to prove the gun was not a toy gun. E.g. McDuffie v. State, 278 A.2d 307.

     -This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 4/17/20.

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