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Article - Criminal Law


    (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.

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